Update for Defender removed my files!


Just switched wake my laptop this morning, to find my home screen for Win 10 has been changed and all my word documents erased. It was on automatic updates for Window 10. I even had to install chrome again. I checked on the update screen on settings and saw this message below.

Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.219.485.0) - Error 0x80240017

anyone know how do get my files back. Or can I restore Win 10 to earlier date, from yesterday.


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Correlation does not imply causation. It may be that whatever cause your files to be wiped also caused the update error.

How to restore your files from backup will depend on what software you were using to back them up. Where you using Windows File History backup?

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