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05 Mar 2010   #1

strange partion randomly appeared?

hi guys, i am back i have been sick....but i am better now i noticed this strange partion it has 0gbs and i can't seem to get rid of it?

screen shot attached.

help? is this something serious?

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05 Mar 2010   #2


Did you install the office 2010 beta perchance?
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05 Mar 2010   #3


yes i did today to do a essay.
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05 Mar 2010   #4


It's part of the office suite.

One of the installed modules creates that virtual drive. It is nothing to be worried about.

It's due to whichever one uses Click-to-Run

How does Click-to-Run work?

Products delivered via Click-to-Run execute in a virtual application environment on the local Operating System.

This means that they have private copies of their files and settings, and that any changes they make are captured in the virtual environment. The effect is they don’t end up modifying any other software installed on the System.

With few exceptions, only user data actually passes through the virtual environment to the local System. Click-to-Run users may notice that they have a virtual Q: drive on their PCs, this is the virtual file system used by Office.
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05 Mar 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Yes, as SE said it comes with the Office beta, I've got it also.
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05 Mar 2010   #6


thanks i just didn't know what it was i thought it could be a virus or something.
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