Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Misterious drive letter Q

30 Jun 2010   #1
darkmac

Windows 7
 
 
Misterious drive letter Q

I have 2 hardrives.
First WD 500GB
Second SAMSUNG 1TB

On the first hdd i have 6 partitions:
1-System Reserved (made by Windows 7)
2-Windows 7 (letter C)
3-Temp (letter D)
4-SWAP (Suse Linux)
5-ROOT (Suse Linux)
6-HOME (Suse Linux)

On the second hdd i have 3 partitions:
1-Data (letter E)
2-Multimedia (letter F)
3-Games (letter G)

The third device it`s a LG DVDRW (letter H)

NOW the problem is that i see in My Computer a Local Disk (Q and i dont know where it came frome...
As you can see from above configuration it should be only : C,D,E,F,G and H

I`ve tried different methods to gain some info about that driver letter (access denied).
Any ideea PLEASE?
I dont want a reinstall.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 Jun 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you have MS Office installed?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2010   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Go to diskmgmt.msc and see what is the mysterious drive letter.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Jun 2010   #4
darkmac

Windows 7
 
 

there is no Q in diskmanagement...
But i`ve found that office 2010 installed that for virtualisation of files
Can be hidden through regedit
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkmac View Post
there is no Q in diskmanagement...
But i`ve found that office 2010 installed that for virtualisation of files
Can be hidden through regedit
Have a look at this,

Can I hide or delete the Q drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Misterious drive letter Q




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
External Hard Drive (F) Drive Letter changed to G - Can't change back
My External Hard Drive (My Book) was always Drive letter F. I went to sleep and woke up to find Windows 7 Pro had updated and rebooted and I was welcomed by my login screen. Consequently now my My Book external HDD now reads as Drive letter G. I went into Administrative Tools > Computer...
Hardware & Devices
changing one drive letter all 3 partitions change to that drive letter
sir, i have windows 7 desktop. there are some partition on it.but there is problem with these partition. All the three partition have the same drive letter.i attach a link showing the picture. all three partitions are dynamic , simple. if i open these drives only the contents of one drive are...
Hardware & Devices
External Hard Drive - Drive Letter changed - unable to change back
I have a USB external hard drive that I keep all my documents etc on (had it for years) I upgraded from Vista Home to & Home Premium then had to upgrade recently to Professional to run my Sage. Through all these upgrades my ext. drive ran fine. Occasionally the drvie letter would change if I...
Hardware & Devices
Unable to assign drive letter to newly installed SATA drive.
I'm playing with a recently retired server running 32bit Windows 7 Professional. Originally it was configured as RAID 0 with 5 SATA drives. Those drives are gone but I want to install a spare 2TB SATA drive that I have. Using the RAID Management software I have created the drive and it shows the...
Installation & Setup
Want to Assign a drive letter to a partitioned device but the letter i
Want to Assign a drive letter to a partitioned device but the letter is not in the list I created a partitioned drive I went to assign letter G but I don't see it in the list. no drive is using the letter G I do believe that some USB is using letter G, but I don't see my USBs ( see image) ...
General Discussion
Can't change hard drive letter to needed letter
I lost my Event Viewer, and had to do a repair installation to fix it. Unfortunately, during the repair install, Windows decided to rename my second HD as the D: drive... it was K: before that. Now I cannot access any of my docs, pictures, music, or videos through the normal means... they don't...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App