March’s Patch Tuesday Windows 11 update fixes OneDrive bug where PCs might not fully reset

Arif Bacchus

This month’s Patch Tuesday Windows Updates are now available. Coming in at KB5011493, and build 22000.556, on Windows 11 there’s only one fix to note, and it’s a critical one for those who might be using OneDrive.

As we reported at the end of February, Windows 11 had a bug where if you’re using OneDrive’s reparse data option, files might not fully be deleted when you got to reset your PC in settings. This Patch Tuesday update fixes that, but it could take up to a week for the fix to actually apply and stop OneDrive files from persisting. Microsoft has a troubleshooter for the issue that could help out. The company notes:

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. When you select Remove everything, files that have been downloaded or synced locally from Microsoft OneDrive might not be deleted.

As for what’s new in Windows 10’s Patch Tuesday update, it’s just routine security updates. On Windows 10 21H1, you’ll see it as KB5011487 in Windows Update. As always, these patches should automatically download to your PC when you visit Windows Update and click the Check for Update button.