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#351 Petike the Taffer

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 12:53 AM

"Windows 10 October 2018 Update is deleting user data — here's how to protect yourself"


"Don't install Windows 10 !" :P

#352 kano

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 08:36 AM

https://betanews.com...-update-pulled/


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#353 Aosys

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 01:22 PM

Can confirm this update screws users over, I myself got steamrolled by it.

 

I utterly hate Windows 10 with the fiery depths of my soul. This garbage has frustrated me more than all other OS's I've ever used combined.


Edited by Aosys, 07 October 2018 - 01:41 PM.


#354 kano

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 05:28 PM

Can confirm this update screws users over, I myself got steamrolled by it.

 

I utterly hate Windows 10 with the fiery depths of my soul. This garbage has frustrated me more than all other OS's I've ever used combined.

Did your files get nuked; if so, do you want to save them? If so, stop using the PC immediately. The more you use it, the less likely you will be able to save them. Download a Linux distro with built in file carving tools on another computer, write it to a USB stick, boot the affected computer from that stick, and scavenge/save the files to a different drive, not the one in the computer as writing to the drive increases the chances of overwriting the deleted data.

 

EDIT: You can use Linux programs like Photorec and Foremost to sift through the raw partition and look for files of a specific type, like documents or music. If they are deleted, they're still there until overwritten by something else. But this is about as fun as it sounds; i.e. not at all.


Edited by kano, 08 October 2018 - 05:45 PM.

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#355 Bikerdude

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 10:17 AM

Can confirm this update screws users over, I myself got steamrolled by it.

It would have effected me had I been on Win10 as I run an SSD as my main drive and have all my user folders re-mapped to the mechanical drive.  But I will be using windows 8.1 for the forseable future.



#356 Anderson

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:06 AM

So it's eating emails or something? My mail seems to be ok thus far.

 

Am I ignorant?


Edited by Anderson, 08 October 2018 - 11:06 AM.

 "I really perceive that vanity about which most men merely prate — the vanity of the human or temporal life. I live continually in a reverie of the future. I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active — not more happy — nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. The result will never vary — and to suppose that it will, is to suppose that the foregone man has lived in vain — that the foregone time is but the rudiment of the future — that the myriads who have perished have not been upon equal footing with ourselves — nor are we with our posterity. I cannot agree to lose sight of man the individual, in man the mass."...

 

 

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#357 Bikerdude

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 08:35 PM

One example is where a user has remapped their "My Documents" from -

  • C:\users\<username>\my documents

to

  • D:\my documents

Because its not in the default location, something in the October update nuked all the data for some users.



#358 Aosys

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:39 PM

Don't think I lost anything, but it totally broke my wifi drivers. I managed to roll back to before the update, and I think all is well now. Not really concerned about it now, since it's a work computer, but it does make be feel really hesitant about buying a $1800 gaming laptop that can only run Windows 10...


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#359 Anderson

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 02:33 PM

So it is not an Insiders only update? In that case yeah it is no good.


 "I really perceive that vanity about which most men merely prate — the vanity of the human or temporal life. I live continually in a reverie of the future. I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active — not more happy — nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. The result will never vary — and to suppose that it will, is to suppose that the foregone man has lived in vain — that the foregone time is but the rudiment of the future — that the myriads who have perished have not been upon equal footing with ourselves — nor are we with our posterity. I cannot agree to lose sight of man the individual, in man the mass."...

 

 

- 2 July 1844 letter to James Russell Lowell from Edgar Allan Poe.

 


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:49 PM

apparently caused by a new feature that deletes empty folders with the same name, but it didn't check to see if the folders were empty. supposed to have been fixed.

 

basically hunts down all duplicate folders on all attached drives and deletes them


Edited by stumpy, 09 October 2018 - 06:52 PM.


#361 Bikerdude

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:36 AM

basically hunts down all duplicate folders on all attached drives and deletes them

Er WTF. this kind of shit should explicity require user approval before doing anything.


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#362 kano

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 12:14 PM

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