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Microsoft MVP Reminds that Backups are Necessary After Windows 10 1809 Upgrade Deletes User’s Files

Microsoft MVP Reminds that Backups are Necessary After Windows 10 1809 Upgrade Deletes User’s Files

UPDATE: As of Friday, October 5, 2018, Microsoft has now pulled Windows 10 1809 due to an overwhelming amount of reported bugs. See: Microsoft Removes Buggy Windows 10 1809 Upgrade

It’s probably not what the user wanted to hear, but after being affected by a strange bug that many have reported deletes locally stored user files, an MVP in the Microsoft forums resorted to:

Your files should always be backed up because the hard drive can die at any time. 

Luckily, the user had backed up the files but was surprised that a Windows 10 upgrade would remove them. Others have reported the same thing, and in those instances, the files are just gone.

It took 4 hours to upgrade on the brand new Dell laptop. 35 minutes to roll back. No changes. All files are permanently gone.

Thank you, Microsoft. I think Microsoft’s File Explorer/Management system and it’s back up system is lagging behind of Macintosh OS for at least10-15 years. It is becoming extremely hard for the average user to keep up with all new amount data, pictures, etc. that are piling up on us.

It would be great if Microsoft could solve this issues up, restructure File Explorer, bring up some order and color without forcing their updates on the average consumer. File Explorer/Management system should run intuitively and logically.

A thread on Reddit about this particular issue is growing by the minute: Windows 1809 update wiped my documents 

Be careful out there. More bugs for Windows 10 1809 are being reported by the hour.

This bug has been confirmed by many, but Microsoft has yet to admit to it. However, Woody Leonard over at ComputerWorld has found a 3rd party application that can retrieve the missing files in most cases. See: Did you upgrade to Win10 1809 and lose all of your documents and pictures? There’s a fix for that.

The issue stems from a GPO/registry setting: The Cause for Windows 10 1809 Upgrades Deleting User Files

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