Early this month, Microsoft released the latest update for Windows 10 in 2018, and some early adopters are reporting serious issues, so serious in fact that they have lost documents, photos, and other important files.
Luckily for most of us whilst the update had been released earlier this month it hadn’t been pushed out during auto updates, so it was only those eager beavers who went directly to the windows update site and manually click check for updates who were affected, and by all means it looks like only a small minority suffered.
So whilst we always recommend keeping your PC or Mac up to date with the latest updates, as most updates include security patches and fixes for earlier update problems, it is definitely usually best to wait a week or so for the early adopters to debug any potential issues for us first.
Making sure that you have a good and robust backup and recovery system in place to protect you against file loss is definitely a must, so using file history in Windows 8 or Windows 10, Time Machine on a Mac or even now working with one of the many cloud-based storage systems which can not only back up your data against loss or corruption but also allow you to access those same files across all of your devices (Phone, Tablet, Laptop, Home and Work Computer). I must admit that I don’t think I could operate without my OneDrive or Google Drive for protecting and accessing my files and photos and the iCloud for backing up my iOS devices.
Should you need any help setting these up or if you fall foul of a problem during a windows update then get in touch