Honestly– you cannot make this stuff up! How does a company with the money behind it like Microsoft has, to pay and employ the best of the best, manage to stuff things up so often and in such a big way? Most people are already rightfully upset with Microsoft making things so that the actual customer is not able to control how and what gets an update.
Their update keeps BREAKING THINGS. Their updates DELETE your programs (including deleting any email already stored in it’s file location– so kiss all of that goodbye, too). It is utterly ridiculous. Really.
Back to the story. Earlier this month, Microsoft released it’s new Windows 10 build, 1809 — which unfortunately DELETED people’s own files!!!
They did yank it back, and supposedly fixed it, after attempting to downplay it as only an “isolated” occurrence. Yeah, right. Never mind that they ignored the fact that their own Feedback group already reported it before they pushed the update. I personally think it deserves a class-action lawsuit considering EVERY update lately has caused massive headaches for a LOT of people. There’s nothing quite so wonderful as to go to bed only to wake up to find that Microsoft has deleted half of your programs during it’s overnight “update”.
Moving on, it’s now been reported, by some good folks over at Reddit, that Windows 10’s built-in archive system doesn’t extract the files in the archives/zip files properly and then the process just sort of “dies quietly”. That, is NOT what anyone wants to hear when it involves important data.
Credit goes to: “Wazhai” on Reddit:
“The issue is that in 1809, overwriting files by extracting from an archive using File Explorer doesn’t result in an overwrite prompt dialogue and also doesn’t replace any files at all; it just fails silently. There are also some reports that it did overwrite items, but did so silently without asking.”
So, do yourselves a favour and install 7-Zip for your archiving jobs. It’s small, free, and more robust (plus, you can create password-protected zip files!). Once you install it, just right-click any zip file and choose to unpack with 7-Zip. Done.