Microsoft has been busy this month trying to resolve bugs in Windows 10 October 2018 update. The company decided to put a halt on the rollout until it fixed and addressed all the bugs in the update. And it appears Windows 10 October 2018 update still has a critical issue where users can accidentally overwrite a file without having a way of getting it back.
Several users on Reddit have reported that Windows 10 version 1809 fails to notify them of certain conflicting actions while dealing with archives (zip files). For instance, the OS is unable to extract files if a file with a similar name exists in the same location. This implies that a user gets no option to give the file another name, as the ‘do you want to replace these files’ prompt never shows up.
Instead, the OS automatically replaces the file without notifying the user. This has lead many users to accidentally overwrite a file. The issue may not be as critical as the earlier file deletion problem but it certainly begs the question as to how the company is testing the update before commencing with the rollout for users worldwide.
Microsoft, however, is reportedly close to addressing all the issues found in Windows 10 October 2018 update and gearing up to resume the rollout to users worldwide. The October 2018 Update is supposed to be available to users this month and with only a week left before the month ends, the company will try to resume the rollout this month.
Microsoft may even decide to pause the update if any major bug is discovered. Though with only a few days left, it’s likely that the company does want to stick with its initial target by rolling out the update in October itself. However, the aforementioned file overwriting problem has reportedly affected several users.