Fixed Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released to Insiders for Testing

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Apart from these, Microsoft has also released Windows 10 cumulative update to version 1703 Build 15063.1387 (KB4462937), and version 1607 Build 14393.2551 (KB4462917), which is only available for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education editions as version 1607 reached the end of service on April 10, 2018. However, it appears to affect files from Documents, Pictures, and other folders.

Microsoft is now testing an updated version of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update that promises to fix a serious issue that led the company to pull the update following its public release last week. [.] Once we have confirmation that there is no further impact we will move towards an official re-release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. "This occurred if Known Folder Redirection (KFR) had been previously enabled, but files remain in the original "old" folder location vs being moved to the new, redirected location". So, to solve the problem, Microsoft introduced code that would delete those old, empty folders. Windows Insiders can get their hands on the updated release starting today, and Microsoft says it will "carefully study the results, feedback, and diagnostic data" from Insiders before continuing the public rollout. While Microsoft maintains that the number of users impacted by the problem was small ("one one-hundredth of one percent") the severity of the bug meant it deserved attention even if only a few people saw it.

Microsoft has stated that they are using file recovery tools to recover user's deleted files. They should have only deleted the folders if they were actually empty!

Dona Sarkar, engineering leader of the Windows Insider Program has tweeted that Microsoft is able to restore the removed files.

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