Windows has another new October update issue to fix

Even After Microsoft's Fix, Windows 10's 1809 Update Is Still Botching File Operations

There are multiple reports from those who have installed the October 2018 Update indicating that ZIP operations are not working as they should, with the operating system failing to ask whether files should be overwritten. At first, it was the file deletion which caused a lot of inconvenience to Windows users, and later the driver issues.

Microsoft pushed an updated version to Insider versions already but has yet to unlock the update again on Windows Update or other distribution channels for Stable devices. This was due to how the update moved default folders, just as Documents or Pictures, to another location without actually moving the files in them. The bug removed the files in the original folder.

The new bug appears to affect operations with archives. A Reddit user reported that Windows 10 version 1809 would no longer prompt the user for conflict actions, e.g. when a file exists in the destination and is about to be copied to that destination.

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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.

In other words, nothing happens and the existing files remain unchanged, which could be equally bad news, because the user has no idea the unzipping process failed.

Apparently this errant behavior is only present when it comes to Windows 10's built-in ZIP feature (so third-party compression applications aren't affected, just the operating system's native capability). "Pretty nasty bug since you can accidentally overwrite a file and have no way of getting it back", a user wrote on Reddit. So if you are facing the above issue, you can try out trial-versions for the time being.

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