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Windows 7: Shadow Files

18 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Shadow Files

I use Font Creator to, well, create fonts. (Duh) Anyway, that involves many adjustments over time. I have had problems with e-mailing these fonts to friends because they end up with an old version. I used UltraSearch and found that Win7 has been making Shadow (or is it "Ghost"?) copies of the old font versions. UltraSearch only lets you see the files, not delete them. The "previous versions" tab of a font's properties tab, says that there are no previous versions, even though UltraSearch found 27.

I have tried VSSADMIN to delete all shadow volumes on my pc, but the old files remain. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Many thanks

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19 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Even if Windows 7 has Previous Versions of your files it would not be an issue (the one you are describing). I think the issue is that you are trying to save the fonts in a location protected by the system and in turn being directed to the Virtual Store. Save the fonts to your user directory or a directory you control. Do not save directly to Program Files or to Windows.

See: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore
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19 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

I am saving them in my own directory, C:\Fonts
It is in this directory that Ultra Search finds the multiple versions. When I copy them to DropBox or attach them to an e-mail , it is an older version that shows up.
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