Microsoft is finally rolling-out the promising “no bug” version of Windows 10 version 1809 aka Redstone 5 (RS5). If you missed-out, last October 2018 has paused its latest Windows 10 update due to complaints of auto-deleting personal files.
The so-called October 2018 Update took for more than five weeks to finally re-release after Microsoft pulled the original files from its ‘Windows Update’ downloads and scheduled delivery.
“We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 version 1809 Update for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating”– Redmond
The new update delivers a new set of features on productivity, security and performance but there’s a story before the re-released.
The released of RS5 last Oct. 02 this year was a disaster for some people who updated their operating system right after the scheduled delivery updates. Microsoft said a small number of user lost files due to the old, buggy update, but conceded to be a serious disaster.
“This occurred if Known Folder Redirection (KFR) had been previously enabled, but files remain in the original ‘old’ folder location vs being moved to the new, redirected location”– Cable
KFR is the process of redirecting Windows files like Documents from their default location to a new one. (C:\Users\*username*)
The buggy version deletes the old folder location, and keeping the new one. Some people complaints about this ‘coz they lost important files on their computers and if you’re one of them you may contact Microsoft at 1-800-MICROSOFT / 1-800-11102363 (PH) or head to Microsoft retail store and their support staff will try to help to recover those deleted files.
The latest OS build (17763.134) finally confirmed and resolved the said KFR bug alongside with new set of quality updates.
The consumer rollout of the Windows 10 October/November Update also includes the commercial customers with Windows Server 2019 and Server version 1809 and marks as the revised start of the servicing timeline for Semi-Annual Channel (“Targeted”) released.
For now, you should wait until the feature update is offered to your device automatically.