• Microsoft admits to Zip file wiping bug and fixes it — but not for Win10 1809 customers

    Remember the data destroying bug in Win10 version 1809 that may or may not overwrite files when they’re coming from a zip?

    Microsoft has finally acknowledged the bug, in an Answers Forum post:

    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.

    … which is something we’ve known since last Saturday, at least. Microsoft says it knows about the bug and will fix it:

    Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available in early November for this issue. 

    So those of you who installed 1809 on or after October 2 will have to wait until “early November” to get a fix.

    Interesting, because Microsoft fixed the bug in the next-next version of Windows, 19H1, in build 18262, released Oct. 17.

    Thx Günter Born.