Ugrade to Windows 10 May Update and risk losing disk space

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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Windows 10 users can now download the stable version of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (aka Windows v1903). This update brings some unique features and everyone was looking forward to the public release.

This feature update offers more data control to users. At the same time, Microsoft released Windows 10 v1903 with a few issues of their own.

Many users reported experiencing additional issues after install — apart from the bugs already acknowledged by Microsoft.

Speaking of confirmed bugs, the big M already acknowledged the fact that this release may introduce duplicate folders and documents issues.

Duplicate folders in user profile directory

Microsoft says that the installation of Windows 10 version 1903 may trigger a unique bug in your system. You may find an empty folder in your %userprofile% directories.

The folder may have any of the following folder names: Desktop, Documents, or Pictures folders.

Microsoft explains the cause of the issue in the following manner: 

This may occur if known folders were redirected when you chose to back up your content to OneDrive using the OneDrive wizard, or if you chose to back up your content during the Windows Out-of-Box-Experience (OOBE). This may also occur if you redirected your known folders manually through the Properties dialog box in File Explorer.

The Redmond giant confirms that you will not lose any files or any unsaved progress. The company placed an upgrade block on the computers where users redirected known folders manually through the Properties dialog box in File Explorer.

That means you can’t install Windows 10 v1903 until a permanent fix is available.

Microsoft promised to release a permanent fix by the end of this month. However, the company says that you should avoid clean installing the OS via the Media Creation Tool.


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