Microsoft today has initiated the rollout of Windows 10 1809 once again. It starts with Windows Insiders, and then when deemed safe by that group, should be available once again for the commoners. The company believes it has solved the glaring issues.
Despite iterating and reiterating that the data loss affected only a small number of users, Microsoft identified three different areas that could cause data loss with the original Windows 10 1809 upgrade. In an explanation blog today, the company says that the main issue was folder redirection when customers moved original stock OS folders for docs, pictures, etc. but particularly when they reset the original folders to OneDrive locations. There’s also an instance where some were using an older version of the OneDrive sync client that also caused a similar loss of data.
It’s fully explained here: Updated version of Windows 10 October 2018 Update released to Windows Insiders
As many have stated, it’s almost impossible to believe that over 1.5 million active Windows Insiders could miss such a bug. But, they didn’t. These were reported by Insiders early on, but due to the way the Insider Feedback hub works, those issues were never boiled to the top. So, Microsoft is now including a bug rating system.
To help us better detect issues like this, today we have enabled a new feature in the Windows Insider Feedback Hub. We have added an ability for users to also provide an indication of impact and severity when filing User Initiated Feedback. We expect this will allow us to better monitor the most impactful issues even when feedback volume is low.
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