Earlier this week Microsoft pulled a Windows 10 update after users reported that because of a bug, some of their files were deleted after updating. The good news is that Microsoft appears to have found the bug and fixed it, according to a post on the Windows Blog. The company has already issued the latest update to its Windows Insiders in fact.
Microsoft says, “We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, and conducted internal validation.” They also added, “Today we take the next step towards the re-release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update by providing the updated version to our Windows Insider community. We will carefully study the results, feedback, and diagnostic data from our Insiders before taking additional steps towards re-releasing more broadly.”
Insiders are more or less beta testers, so it means that non-Insiders won’t see the update yet. However it is good to know that Microsoft has addressed the issue, so barring any issues discovered by Insiders in the latest release, we expect that the update should make its way to the rest of us in the near future.
Microsoft has encouraged users who have had their files deleted by the update to contact them. The company has stated that they have the necessary tools to help users recover their deleted files.