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Windows 7: Mystery Drive Q: shows in Explorer; can't access or delete

25 Jan 2013   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s a virtual drive, a program such as PowerIso will install it if you do not uncheck during the install. This issue is older than Windows 95. LOL.


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25 Jan 2013   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richs View Post
I then read that it is created by Office 2010 "Click and Run" as suggested by Neutron16.
Yep, that was the cause. I thought you could uninstall the Click And Run portion of Office 2010, which would remove that drive but not the functionality of Office 2010, but I am not remembering well enough to be certain.
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25 Jan 2013   #13
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Often this is a trial version of Office that's never activated and should be uninstalled along with the other preinstalled crapware. Clean Up Factory Bloatware

Office now has a free web version with light advertising, or Open Office is always a good free compatible choice.
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27 Jan 2013   #14
richs

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks to all for the help. I really appreciate it - and so did my daughter!

Aloha from Maui

richs
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27 Jan 2013   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome! Wish I was in Maui at the moment.
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27 Jan 2013   #16
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Restore my soul at Hookipa Beach!

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Hike across the moon's surface for 2 days in Haleakala Crater

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Come out the other side at the end of the Road to Hana!


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27 Jan 2013   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Nice thoughts Greg.
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