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Microsoft Will Only Fix Windows 10’s Zip File Issues in November

Windows 10's Zip File issues

Yet another Windows 10 October Update issue joins the list. So far, we’ve reported about the hard drive space allocation issue, and that was before the October Update even released. Then some user’s data files got wiped and Microsoft had to pause the update. Microsoft eventually fix the bug, and re-released the Windows 10 October Update. Then, Intel released a faulty audio driver with the Windows 10 October Update and it caused some users to completely lose audio functionality.

The latest problem to join the list of Windows 10 October Update issues is one that reportedly messes with .Zip files.

With the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, if you copy or move files from a .ZIP file (without first “extracting” the contents) in to a new destination folder that contains duplicate filenames or is write-protected, you don’t get a “Do you want to replace these files” prompt. It will appear that the files were overwritten, when in fact the copy action for those files is not executed and files have not been overwritten.

The above problem only seems to occur in the following three scenarios.

  1. Copying from a compressed (.zip) folder to a regular folder.
  2. Moving from a compressed folder to a regular folder.
  3. Copying from a compressed folder to a protected folder.

Apparently the “move” command “will also silently fail” and it might even delete your files. Also, you shouldn’t cut or paste any files from the compressed folder as it could permanently delete those files. You should also first extract all the content in the Zip file before you move it to a new folder.

Related: Windows 10 October Update Issues Continue

Microsoft promises to fix Windows 10’s Zip File issues, but only in November. I wonder how many bugs would’ve surfaced by then.

Han Cilliers

Han Cilliers

Lola puts the cobalt back in all things blue. An active, but odd master of the unorthodox, with more than three decades of sore thumbs under her belt. Oh cat! Writer at Glitched Africa
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