Windows 10: Windows 10 update is deleting files

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  1. Q-U-I-G-M-O Win User

    Windows 10 update is deleting files


    This is just a general info posting to compile published articles concerning the "minor" flaw with the initial general release of the1809 update.



    Here are a some of published articles if anybody has yet to see them:


    https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-october-2018-update-microsoft-releases-fix-for-data-deletion-bug/?ftag=CAD2e14604

    Link:


    Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Microsoft releases fix for data deletion bug




    A blog with more explanation of the cause of the problem from By John Cable / Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/10/09/updated-version-of-windows-10-october-2018-update-released-to-windows-insiders/#WBz2COz4pki59qMG.97

    Link:

    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsex...ased-to-windows-insiders/#WBz2COz4pki59qMG.97


    https://www.pcworld.com/article/3312642/windows/microsoft-restarts-windows-10-october-2018-update-blaming-data-loss-on-misdirected-folders.html

    Link:

    Windows 10 October 2018 Update rereleased to Insiders, data loss blamed on misdirected folders


    https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-needs-to-refocus-on-windows-10-fundamentals-not-just-new-features/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=20703129605120664208305366449301

    Link:

    Microsoft needs to refocus on Windows 10 fundamentals, not just new ...


    Please add others to this thread

    :)
     
    Q-U-I-G-M-O, Oct 11, 2018
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 11, 2018
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  3. Tintai Win User
    I deleted $Windows~.BT folder that was propably Windows 10 files. How to recover?

    Hello,

    So about two weeks ago I deleted a $Windows~.BT folder (through the cmd). Now I know that was Windows 10 files ready for install.

    How can I download it again? I'm sure I need to reinstall some update. But which?

    Tintai
     
    Tintai, Oct 11, 2018
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  4. Anusha Win User

    Windows 10 update is deleting files

    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink Windows 10 update is deleting files ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
    Anusha, Oct 11, 2018
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