Microsoft has recently announced that it's pausing the rollout of the latest Windows 10 update. According to the company's support page, some users have reported that the upgrade is deleting files from their PCs while installing itself. Since it wasn't an isolated incident, the IT giant has decided to put everything on hold while investigating the problem and its possible causes. If you've downloaded the update, you might want to avoid installing it for the time being.
As far as I understand, the possible bug is removing personal files such as items from My Pictures or My Documents. Additionally, the IT giant thinks that it's all or nothing process, so the update either deletes all the user's files or none at all. Furthermore, the problem only happens during the install process, so those who already updated their Windows 10 and aren't missing any files are in the clear. However, if you've already updated your operating system and your files are missing, you should use the device as little as you can and contact Microsoft as soon as possible.
Normally, one would think that such an incident should make Microsoft change its mind and give us back control over Windows 10's automatic updates. However, judging from our previous experiences, this will not happen as we, the customers, are deemed too naive for such a task by the company.