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Windows 7: Unknown Drive Q: displayed as a second hard drive

04 Jul 2012   #1
anj09040727

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Unknown Drive Q: displayed as a second hard drive

A drive Q: has suddenly appeared under my Drive C:. The system shows that I am not the owner and displays "Unknown Owner" when looking at the properties. I am unable to take ownership as the administrator. I cannot open drive Q:. The system returns a "Q is not accessible" response.


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04 Jul 2012   #2
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hello and welcome to the forums anj09040727,

Is Office 2010 currently installed on your system?

If so perhaps this thread will help explain what the issue is:-

Extra Drives showing up in explorer
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