Some of the worst cases of ransomware that spread this year included WannaCry and To alleviate ransomware issues in the future, Microsoft is adding a controlled folder access feature in the Fall Creators Update — which will only allow specific apps to access, read and write to a folder. And if you enable the feature, then it will prevent apps from accessing your desktop, documents folder, photos and movies.
“Controlled folder access monitors the changes that apps make to files in certain protected folders,” said Microsoft Windows Insiders head Dona Sarkar via The Verge. “If an app attempts to make a change to these files, and the app is blacklisted by the feature, you’ll get a notification about the attempt.”
Microsoft Is Delaying The Windows 10 Timeline Feature:
Back in May, Microsoft unveiled a new feature for Windows 10 called Timeline. The Timeline feature was expected to be integrated into the upcoming Fall Creators Update.
What is Timeline? The Timeline feature would allow users to pick up where they left off when switching between devices, including Android and iOS. Unfortunately, the Timeline feature has been delayed.
“Timeline won’t be in the Fall Creators Update,” said Microsoft’s Corporate VP in the Operating Systems Group via The Verge. “We’re planning for it to be in early insider builds shortly after Fall Creators Update is out.”