Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Windows 10's Dumpster-Fire Update Just Got Worse

Windows 10's Dumpster-Fire Update Just Got Worse

Windows 10 Version 1809 was released at the beginning of the month, and we've already seen it chewing up files for some users, which led to the update being withdrawn whilst Microsoft tried to work out why.

The October 2018 Update for Windows 10 is starting to look like a hot mess. If the file from a compressed archive is being moved, it would silently fail and won't even write the file, which, in effect, deletes the file from the archive and from all existence.

The new bug appears to affect operations with archives.

This time, the issue relates to archive operations, with files being overwriting automatically or not being extracted at all without any kind of prompt for the user. There are also some reports that it did overwrite items, but did so silently without asking. The poster in question claims to have found that the expansion of zip files has not resulted in the expected dialog boxes on a computer running the October update.

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Apparently this errant behavior is only present when it comes to Windows 10's built-in ZIP feature (so third-party compression applications aren't affected, just the operating system's native capability).

Now, people have come across another Windows 1809 bug which appears to be another File Explorer issue. After it had pulled the problematic update for deleting the files of a few users, some Insiders are reporting that the supposedly fixed version of the update is again riddled with frightening errors. They discovered that the version 1809 bug is re-writing the files, without showcasing explicit permission.

The primary issue revolves around the prompt which should technically appear during the process of un-zipping a file on Windows 10; however, it does not, leading to data loss.

Now You: Another data loss issue, what is your take on that?

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