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Windows 10 October 2018 Update no longer includes basic external printer drivers

Windows 10 October 2018 Update no longer includes basic external printer drivers

The latest version of the October 2018 Update is now heading to Windows Insiders for additional testing before it rolls out to average Windows 10 users. So, if you moved your Downloads folder to D:\Downloads but still had a C:\Users\Name\Downloads folder with files inside it, Windows 10's October 2018 Update would remove the original folder and the files inside it.

Shortly after the October 2018 Update became available, users began reporting that the upgrade appeared to be deleting files. Microsoft says that the majority of modern Wi-Fi printers are compatible with the Mopria standard.

"Prior to re-releasing the October 2018 Update our engineering investigation determined that a very small number of users lost files during the October 2018 Update", stated the Microsoft announcement.

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As I had speculated earlier, the problem also occurred on some systems that used the relatively new Auto Save feature in OneDrive to relocate the contents of the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders to corresponding locations in the cloud. Windows Insiders can get their hands on the updated release starting today, and Microsoft says it will "carefully study the results, feedback, and diagnostic data" from Insiders before continuing the public rollout.

"Once we have confirmation that there is no further impact we will move towards an official re-release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update", Microsoft explains. This caused a new issue, though - users with KFR previously enabled found that files still in their default location were deleted, the idea being that only the new "active" redirected folders would remain. Therefore, they are suggesting that users use their PCs as little as possible so that deleted files are not overwritten with new data.