Microsoft discontinued the Windows 10 update for October 2018 on October 6 because some files were deleted. Now another ugly data loss bug has arisen and it will not be resolved until November.
M. Hamer, a Microsoft forum agent and moderator, stated this issue on October 23:
There is a known issue in the Windows 10 October Update where the consent request "Want to replace these files" is missing when copying content from a ZIP file
When copying or moving files from a ZIP file with the Windows 10 update from October 2018 (without first "extracting" the content) to a new destination folder that contains duplicate file names or is read-only, you receive no "Do you want to replace these files?" Command Prompt. It looks like the files have been overwritten, if the copy action for these files is not actually executed and the files have not been overwritten .
It all sounds a bit dry and boring, but it's serious: you could lose data if you work with zip files! In fact, he goes on to explicitly warn you more about this:
Important : Do not try to cut and paste items from a compressed (.zip) folder. This may result in the accidental deletion of items that may not be recoverable.
Microsoft is working on a solution and estimates that a solution to this problem will be available in early November.
After all the bad press we can Imagine that Microsoft wants to republish the October 2018 update with another mistake that could potentially lead to data loss. It does not seem to be as bad as automatically deleting entire folders during the upgrade, but it's still not great. And if Microsoft starts the update with this bug, it will surely bite some people. That means Microsoft has to wait until November.
Please, if you work at Microsoft and read this: Do not do it. Wait until November. First fix the data loss errors.
Of course, there is no official confirmation that Microsoft is delaying the update. We recommend that you do without "Check for Updates" in the future.
If you have already upgraded to the October 2018 update, be wary of using zip files in Windows. We recommend using a third-party file extractor, such as 7-Zip.
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