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Microsoft confirms Windows 10 October Update has another issue

The Windows 10 October Update has been plagued with bugs since the start.

  • Published: October 25, 2018 11:21 AM IST
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Windows 10 October Update from Microsoft is not really going the way it was planned by the company. First it was reported that the update is deleting files on the system, which forced Microsoft to pull back the update. Now, the new update being gradually released to large number of Windows 10 users seems to have another issue.

Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows 10 October Update is hit with another issue where the “overwrite confirmation dialog” does not appear when copying contents from a .ZIP file. In Windows 10 October Update, if you copy or move files from a .ZIP file into a location containing files with the same name then Windows will fail to show “The destination already has a file named” prompt. The prompt is designed to offer you an option to either replace the file in the destination or skip the file or compare info for both files.

Microsoft notes that the files are not overwritten, which means your files won’t be deleted or removed. “It will appear that the files were overwritten, when in fact the copy action for those files is not executed and files have not been overwritten,” Microsoft explains in a forum answer.

The issue will be noticed when users running Windows 10 October Update carrying version 1809 try to copy from a compressed (.zip) folder to a regular folder or try moving from a compressed folder to a regular folder. The issue is also prevalent when users try to copy from a compressed folder to a protected folder.

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Microsoft Windows 10 version 1809 has been a cause of concern since it was widely released early this month. The Redmond-based software giant has confirmed that it is aware of the issue and plans to patch the issue with an update scheduled to arrive next month. While the issue is not critical, it raises concerns about Microsoft‘s quality controls around Windows updates.

  • Published Date: October 25, 2018 11:21 AM IST