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Windows 7: Access denied (to delete) Type 1 fonts installed manually


30 May 2010   #1

W7 Professional
 
 
Access denied (to delete) Type 1 fonts installed manually

I have several Type 1 fonts that I installed manually and now want to uninstall. When attempting to delete through the Control Panel route to Fonts, the error message is that the fonts are in use and cannot be deleted. No programs are open. When attempting to delete or change permissions through the CMD window, the error message is access denied. When attempting to change the read/write permissions on the Fonts folder, and clicking ignore on the many system fonts that Windows installs by default, I still cannot get access to these three fonts. Interestingly, this r/w permissions approached worked several days ago for several other Type 1 fonts that I installed manually.

Suggestions?

Thanks in advance.


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30 May 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try booting into safe mode, then uninstall them...
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30 May 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Try booting into safe mode, then uninstall them...


Hello helenglenn, welcome to Seven Forums!



If the above method doesn't work, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

How to Create a Take Ownership Shortcut
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30 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) Take ownership of the font.

Take Ownership Shortcut

2) Restart your computer and boot into safe mode with command prompt.

3) type cd c:\windows\fonts press enter
type del "font name" > press enter (Dont use the quotes around the font name)

This will bring you back to a clean prompt. Once you are finished > Ctrl+Alt+Del > select restart from the arrow in the bottom right corner of your screen and start Windows normally.
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31 May 2010   #5

W7 Professional
 
 
Resolved

Many thanks after the fact. Deleting in safe mode didn't take, but taking ownership did. In your debt. Happy June (almost).
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31 May 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again helenglenn.




We're glad you found a solution that worked for you; thanks for the update.
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