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  • Windows 10 KB4532693 Update Bug Loads Wrong Profile



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    Reports are coming in that the Windows 10 KB4532693 cumulative update is loading an incorrect user profile and causing the user's desktop and Start Menu to be reset to default.




     




    On February 11th, Microsoft released the Windows 10 v1909 and v1903 KB4532693 cumulative update as part of their February Patch Tuesday updates.




    Since then, reports are starting to come in that after installing the update, some users state that their normal user profile is missing, their desktop files are missing, and everything was reset to default.






     




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    Based on the reports by affected users, it appears that a bug in the KB4532693 update is loading up a temporary profile to be used during the update process and failing to restore the user's profile when done.




     




    The good news is that the update is not wiping your data, but rather renaming the original user profile in the C:\Users folder. If you are affected by this issue, you can look in C:\Users and see if you have a renamed profile ending in .000 or .bak.






    Source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...wrong-profile/




     




    I saw this update in my 'Windows Update' queue and I had to google it to make sure there wasn't any issues with it before installing.




    Good thing we can pause updates by using "Pause for 7 days". If you don't do this already, you should, just in case a "broken" update gets installed without you knowing.




    Also, make sure to have backups of any important files in another SSD/HDD drive, USB, or in the cloud. I learned this the hard way a few months ago.




     





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