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Rexter
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join:2002-11-17
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[XPPro] Phantome Drive Q:

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What the hell is this!?


EUS
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Alcohol 120, or any other software (like daemon tools) that can create virtual drives installed?
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Rexter
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The only thing that I have installed that can make a virtual drive is Acronis True Image. But those drives show in the device manager.

How do you suppose I could delete/unmount this thing?
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EUS
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Does Q: show in device mgr as well?
If so, unmount it that way.
Deletion? I don't know, some piece of software made that drive.

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norwegian
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join:2005-02-15
Outback
reply to Rexter


Yep, I'm with the others here, software you installed created the drive, this is not an unusual behavior.



darcilicious
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reply to Rexter

I installed a downloaded version of MS Office (Home/Student edition) and it created/uses a Q: drive. For whatever that might be worth.

Google has loads more about the mysterious Q: drive.
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norwegian
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said by darcilicious:

I installed a downloaded version of MS Office (Home/Student edition) and it created/uses a Q: drive. For whatever that might be worth.

That was the last time I saw it on my system, thanks for jogging my memory, Office 2010 professional beta installed it.


DarkLogix
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how odd I've installed office 2010 pro plus on every computer at work and haven't gotten this Q drive.



norwegian
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I've still the installers here somewhere - keys from the period and all.
It was the professional plus installers too, weird then if this isn't doing it now.
I did install the full kit too.
Maybe they dropped a section, but that doesn't explain darcilicious See Profile saying the same thing.
I will look up on the laptop here as it is one of the kid's student pack for 2010 on a new Win 7 laptop.

Did you uncheck "hide empty partitions" in all those installs in the view tab for folders options?
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towerdave

join:2002-01-16
O Fallon, IL
reply to Rexter

If you use Microsoft Application Virtualization, it can create a Q: drive as well. Formerly known as SoftGrid.

TD



norwegian
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reply to darcilicious

said by darcilicious:

I installed a downloaded version of MS Office (Home/Student edition) and it created/uses a Q: drive. For whatever that might be worth.

said by norwegian:

It was the professional plus installers too, weird then if this isn't doing it now.....
......I will look up on the laptop here as it is one of the kid's student pack for 2010 on a new Win 7 laptop.

I have had a look and it doesn't. The installer I beta tested was downloaded from Microsoft too, but the behavior is not showing on the laptop with 2010 student installed.

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norwegian
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Microsoft explains:
»answers.microsoft.com/en-us/offi···fbf7e4f0

This means that you have chosen to install an Office 2010 Click-to-Run suite, such as Office Starter 2010, Office Starter To-Go, Office Home & Student, or Office Home & Business. These products are based on Application Virtualization technology. The Q:\ drive is the virtual file system drive where virtualized apps "live" in the file system namespace. The Q:\ drive is not a real drive; it has no space and is not accessible from Windows Explorer or “My Computer”.

towerdave See Profile is correct, it is used for Microsoft's visualization.
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