Microsoft releases KB5011493 update for Windows 11 to fix data wiping bug and more

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Last month, Microsoft confirmed an issue affecting Windows 10 and Windows 11 that means data was left behind after a system wipe. With the Patch Tuesday updates for March, the company has addressed this problem and more.

The fix comes in the KB5011493 update which also includes a number of other fixes as well as new features and options. The new features -- including multiple monitor support for taskbar clocks, weather widget updates and more -- were seen last month, and this time around it is a mandatory update thanks to the inclusion of security patches.

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In the release notes for the KB5011493 update, Microsoft explains that it: "Addresses a known issue that occurs when you attempt to reset a Windows device and its apps have folders that contain reparse data, such as Microsoft OneDrive or Microsoft OneDrive for Business".

The company goes on to say:

When you select Remove everything, files that have been downloaded or synced locally from Microsoft OneDrive might not be deleted. Some devices might take up to seven (7) days after you install this update to fully address the issue and prevent files from persisting after a reset. For immediate effect, you can manually trigger Windows Update Troubleshooter using the instructions in Windows Update Troubleshooter.

Other changes and fixes included in this update mirror those found in the previously released KB5010414 update:

  • New! Provides the ability to shares cookies between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge. 
  • New! Adds the clock and date to the taskbars of other monitors when you connect other monitors to your device.
  • New! Adds weather content to the left side of the taskbar if the taskbar is aligned in the center. When you hover over the weather, the Widgets panel will appear on the left side of the screen and will disappear when you stop hovering over the area.
  • Updates an issue that affects dialog boxes in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • Updates an issue that causes Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode to stop working when you press the F1 key.
  • Updates an issue that displays right-to-left (RTL) language text as left justified on File Explorer command menus and File Explorer context menus.
  • Updates an issue that might cause the time zone list in Settings to appear blank for users who are not administrators.
  • Updates an issue that displays right-to-left (RTL) language text as left justified on File Explorer command menus and context menus.
  • Updates an issue that causes incorrect tooltips to appear in an empty area on the taskbar after you hover over other icons like battery, volume, or Wi-Fi.

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