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Microsoft re-releases Windows 10 October Update following reports of missing files

Microsoft re-releases Windows 10 October Update following reports of missing files

Microsoft has started to re-release the Windows 10 October update (version 1809), after pausing the roll-out this weekend due to a data deletion bug.

Several users reported that the Windows 10 latest version, released this month, contained a bug that deleted personal files, like documents, pictures, music and videos. Although, the data loss wasn’t high, the company said that any data loss is serious.

“We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, and conducted internal validation,” wrote John Cable, Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, in a blog post.

John explained that the issue occurred if the Known Folder Redirection (KFR) was previously enabled, but files remained in the original ‘odd’ folder location rather than being moved to the new redirected location.

KFR process is used to redirect the known folders of Windows from default folder location to a new folder location. As of now, the tech giant is re-releasing the October Update to its Windows Insider Community to study the results and feedbacks.

“We will continue to closely monitor the update and all related feedback and diagnostic data from our Windows Insider community with the utmost vigilance.  Once we have confirmation that there is no further impact we will move towards an official re-release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update,” added John Cable.

Along with the re-release of Windows 10 October update, Microsoft has also released fixes for a number of security issues, as a part of October Patch Tuesday.

The October Patch Tuesday brings patches to several vulnerabilities in operating systems, browsers and applications. One of the most important vulnerability patched this Tuesday is CVE-2018-8423. It’s a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in Microsoft JET Database engine.

An attacker who exploit this vulnerability could control the affected system, to install programs, change or delete data, and create new accounts with full user rights.

Also read: Microsoft open sources Infer.NET machine learning framework on GitHub

Security updates have been released to Windows Kernel, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows MSXML, Microsoft Graphics Component, and more services.

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