Microsoft's Windows File Manager now runs on all Windows 10 devices

The new app is for fans of the look and feel of File Manager in Windows in the early 1990s.                  Image Microsoft  Wikimedia

If you're experiencing problems downloading updates from Windows Update, don't worry - it's not just you.

Late last week, we reported on an issue that caused many people trying to reach the Windows Update server within Windows 10 to be greeted with an error message.

The UWP version of Windows File Manager is available to be installed on PC, mobile, Surface Hub and HoloLens, the Microsoft Store listing reads, which is only partially true, Softmedia News reported on Saturday.

"The Windows Update service was impacted by a data corruption issue in an external DNS service provider global outage on January 29, 2019", said Microsoft.

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"That said, Microsoft is grounded in the promise of "no app left behind", which means we are fully committed to ensuring your business-critical apps work on Windows 10 and with Office 365 ProPlus". The delay is because it takes a while for other downstream DNS servers to be updated with the corrected DNS entries for Windows Update.

Apple has released an updated version of iCloud for Windows (version 7.8.1) that resolves compatibility issues encountered when updating or synching Shared Albums after updating to Windows 10, version 1809. "Thank you for your patience", the firm says in a February 4 update. Users in India, for now haven't raised this issue, so it is possible only few regions in the world have been affected by it.

Windows File Manager is Microsoft's graphical user interface (GUI) through which end users could see and manipulate files and folders on Windows computers allowing end users to move, copy, rename, print, delete and search files and folders. Flushing the DNS cache may also help. Strangely for some even after changing their DNS to a different server they are still unable to perform an update on their normal ethernet adapter, but could via WiFi. It is easy enough to change DNS service providers but it is probably something that only advanced users would feel comfortable doing (let alone know about).

Desktop App Assure is available in 10 languages, and aims to encourage businesses to migrate from older versions of Windows that are unsupported by ensuring their applications are compatible with Windows 10.

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