Microsoft Explains Why Windows 10 Version 1809 Deleted User Files

Microsoft last week pulled Windows 10 version 1809 after it officially acknowledged a bug leading to the deletion of certain user files, and in a blog post today, the company explains what exactly went wrong in this new OS feature update.

Microsoft says the culprit is a change made to the Known Folder Redirection (KFR) which technically allows users to redirect known folders, like the Windows libraries and the desktop, to a new location.

The software giant says that it received feedback from users who installed the April 2018 Update that KFR creates an empty folder on their device, so the October 2018 Update came with new code to prevent this from happening.

“That change, combined with another change to the update construction sequence, resulted in the deletion of the original “old” folder location… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.