Lost your files in one fell swoop after Windows 10 October 2018 update? Here is what you can do to recover your deleted data files after Windows 10 version 1809 update. Microsoft has admitted that the newly released version 1809 of Windows 10 October 2018 creators update contains bugs that wipe out critical data from your system.
Windows users have been raising warnings that the latest update for Windows 10 should be avoided due to its one big flaw.
The Windows 10 October 2018 Update, according to reports, is wiping out personal files of users. Following the uproar, Microsoft has responded by pulling the update from its download servers.
The company is no longer pushing the automatic update to Windows 10 devices via its Windows Update.
A statement released by the company says, “We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating.”
The faulty update is reportedly affecting user files saved in the Download folder. If you don’t see your files in their place, this means you have been the victim of the bug.
According to Softpedia News, the affected users are advised by Windows Insider head Dona Sarkar to contact Microsoft.
“If you’ve run into the missing files after update issue for 1809/October 2018 Fall update, please call our support line. They have the tools to get you back to a good state,” said Dona Sarkar.
The report also mentions that users should refrain from adding, moving, or deleting files on their hard drive if their system has been affected by the problem.
Thankfully, Microsoft rolls out Windows update is stages, which means most users are safe from the issue. However, if you want to take precautionary measures and want to skip Windows 10 Version 1809 altogether until its proven to be stable, here is what you can do to Disable Automatic Updates On Windows 10 devices.
For advanced users, many data recovery software available on the internet that can be used to recover lost data.