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Windows 10 October 2018 update bug overwrites files without confirmation

The latest Windows 10 October 10 update has hit by a bug that is impacting native zip file operations.

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The latest Windows 10 October 10 update has hit by a bug that is impacting native zip file operations.

It seems Microsoft is having trouble with the Windows 10 October 2018 update. Multiple reports suggest that those who have installed the latest update claims that a new bug is impacting Windows 10 zip file operations. Reports on the bug were first reported on Reddit, where many users complained of not receiving warnings during unzip operations. A thread on Feedback Hub has been created to discuss the issue.

“I noticed that whenever I move something out of a zip, the “do you want to replace these files” dialogue never shows up, it just does it. I’ve reinstalled windows and it still does it, it’s only on the October update. Pretty nasty bug since you can accidentally overwrite a file and have no way of getting it back,” explains a Redditor.

To simply put, when you unzip files into a folder, if other copies of those files already exist in that folder, Windows 10 generally asks if the user wants to overwrite the existing document. The problem is, Windows 10 doesn’t tell you what’s it’s doing, and it overwrites those files automatically without informing the user. We do not know when Microsoft will address the zip flaw in the current version of Windows 10 flaw.

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The Windows 10 October 2018 update continues to embarrass Microsoft with growing issues one after another. At the beginning of this month, the Redmond giant had to pause its latest Windows 10 October 2018 update due to a discovery of a critical flaw that deleted users documents.