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Glamdring

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on: October 07, 2018, 06:27:28 PM
As you'll all know 1809 is the big October Windows Update. It's been put on hold because an increasing number of people are finding all their data is being wiped from My Documents/Photos/Music. One guy lost 220GB.
Seems a bit error to miss when you've have millions of beta testers...
Don't install.


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Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 06:46:11 PM
I don't actually  use those folders but I see that some people have seen full user accounts vanishing, so good heads up.  :cool:


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Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 08:58:04 PM
Kind of too late for me.....oh no, where have all my photos gone


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Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 09:28:58 PM
Apparently there's a fix for the problem. People tearing their hairs out for this.
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/10/02/find-out-whats-new-in-windows-and-office-in-october/

Though I still haven't receive my update to 1809, a week on......meh, maybe it's because of the slow shitty internet I have at the moment. Hopefully due on the 11th


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Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 10:16:42 PM
They stopped issuing it until they've got a proper fix.


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Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 04:03:19 PM
I've paused all my Windows updates until next month.


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Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 04:29:49 PM
I think I have all mine deferred by default.


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Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 06:45:58 PM
MS have fixed it and are starting to reissue it. Back-up My Docs/etc anyway.
The problem came because a lot of beta testers move My Docs to a D: drive so when they reinstall, as they do a lot so as not  to have to move data around. Windows, when running Clean Disk by default, did not include My Docs, but 1809 did, which the testers missed. Most of them. The new Clean Disk saw My Docs on D: and left it, but deleted it on C: including any data, which normal users still use, so it was us ordinary folk that got hit.
MS knew about this from months ago but even most of their secondary beta testers use D: so it didn't flag as anything other than an isolated case. What they don't have are normal user beta testers who leave everything as default. They'd have spotted it fast enough.


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Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 07:34:20 PM
My updates are deferred for 35 days by default...checked my settings.


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Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 07:57:50 PM
Mine updated last night and no problems for me


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Reply #10 on: October 11, 2018, 09:37:34 AM
I’ll have to wait until the new internet is up and running

I have backed up to a NAS drive a couple of months ago, most of the most important stuff, since I have 2tb, I’m going to detach the rwo drives I have stored my photos, coming in at a whacking great 2tb per drive