back to article File Explorer tweaked and Your Phone borked. A fresh Windows 10 Insider build arrives

The Windows Insider team celebrated the end of Microsoft's annual Seattle developer shindig, Build, this week by dropping a fresh Windows 10 update for testers and, er, breaking stuff. Build 18894 arrived a week after its yawn-inducing predecessor and contains File Explorer tweaks for a lucky few and an OS bug that can break …

  1. N2 Silver badge
    Trollface

    Bork 18894

    That is all.

  2. LDS Silver badge

    Meanwhile, MS is killing its MSN apps on Windows 8

    At the beginning of June MSN Sport, MSN News, etc. will stop working. I will miss the Tennis section of MSN Sport, it has a useful section with the (live) results of ATP/WTA tournaments played...

    1. Peter2 Silver badge

      Re: Meanwhile, MS is killing its MSN apps on Windows 8

      But is that deliberate or accidential? It's difficult to tell with Microsoft things just stopping working these days. The (lack of) quality of their software has always been a standing joke, but it used to be managable by waiting a couple of years for the service pack release that fixed most major issues, and you could then control their shoddy system breaking patches with the remote admin tools.

      Now things just get forcibly broken with a patch released a month or so later when Microsoft feels like it it's well beyond a joke.

      1. LDS Silver badge

        Re: Meanwhile, MS is killing its MSN apps on Windows 8

        The app itself warns you the service will terminate on June 3. It's not accidental.

      2. J. Cook Silver badge

        Re: Meanwhile, MS is killing its MSN apps on Windows 8

        ... Except when the shoddy software breaks the remote admin tools.

        (Is *STILL* dealing with the Great CredSSP debacle of Q2 2018...)

  3. Tromos
    Joke

    Does this year's vaccine...

    ...protect against the 19H2 strain?

  4. Towger

    Norton Commander

    Just add Norton Commander's hot keys and wildcard file selection capabilities into File Explorer, that is all I ask. Well after you fix the basic copy/move functionality which falls over with a large number of files, but works perfectly (and faster) with a plain old XCopy.

  5. Carl D

    Is Windows 10 ever going to be considered suitable for general release?

    A new build every day (or that's what it looks like). Fix this, break that. How can anyone have confidence in an operating system that, after 4 years of general release is, at the very best perpetual beta grade software? It might help if MS stop adding useless junk with every release just so they can say "oooh, look... we've added another couple of nice features... try them, you'll really like it. We promise."

    How I miss the days when I could walk into a shop and buy a copy of Windows on CD or DVD, install it on my computer, run Windows Update, install my programs (yes, PROGRAMS, not APPS - apps are for 'smartphones') and have a relatively stress free computing experience for several years. Not anymore.

    1. ecofeco Silver badge

      "How I miss the days when I could walk into a shop and buy a copy of Windows on CD or DVD, install it on my computer, run Windows Update, install my programs (yes, PROGRAMS, not APPS - apps are for 'smartphones') and have a relatively stress free computing experience for several years"

      When was this?

      1. Ken Hagan Gold badge

        Since we are talking "relatively stress free" rather than absolutely, I'd say almost any time prior to the release of Vista.

  6. Neoc

    OneDrive searches, always-on, because OD is owned by MS? No thanks.

  7. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

    'Your Phone app'

    Oh, I thought. That looks interesting - I'll take a look..

    First screen - select your phone type - iOS or Android (do we really need a "I don't know" link?).

    Second screen "now sign in with your Microsoft login".

    App closed, mental note to not use it again. It's bad enough that Google[1] spy on my phone use but having MS spy as well? Not gonna happen.

    [1] I'd pay the extra to have an iOS phone but Apple don't (yet) have one with two SIM slots and I need that functionality. Yes, you can add a second SIM by having an external adaptor but I'm not doing that either.

  8. PeterM42
    Facepalm

    Another Day.......

    .......another MicroCRAP FAIL!

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