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Windows 7: Unable to Delete Font .ttf file.

03 Feb 2018   #11
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

AtomicSheep
You said in an earlier post that the ttf file was on your D" drive. What is the full path to the file on D because all usable fonts should be in the Fonts folder in the Windows Folder in the "C" drive. Assuming your Windows installation is on your "C" drive.


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03 Feb 2018   #12
AtomicSheep

W7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

It deletes fine from the font folder, it's the .ttf font file that you use to install the font in the first place that I can't delete or write to (since I'm trying to edit it and save to it).

I'm talking about the file that is created in font editing software that you click on to install.
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04 Feb 2018   #13
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So I now assume that your ttf file is stored within the font editing software. If you would please respond to my request to show the full path to the file then a lot of time might be saved!!
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04 Feb 2018   #14
AtomicSheep

W7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The .ttf file is sitting in my projects folder on my D drive, which is not related to the font editing software. I don't have the software installed at the moment. When I originally saved the .ttf file, I just clicked save as and pointed the location to my projects folder. Nothing out of the ordinary that I can gather.
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05 Feb 2018   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Try this:
Right click on the file in your projects folder and see if the "Read Only" box is checked. If it is then uncheck it ans see if you can then delete the file.
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05 Feb 2018   #16
AtomicSheep

W7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Unfortunately it's not read only and it's permissions are set to full control.
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05 Feb 2018   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK Try right clicking the file in the D drive and clicking on "Take Ownership" Then try deleting. If that fails try right clicking and choose "Rename" change the name of the file and then try to delete. I'm running out of ideas here but have you tried going into safe mode and trying to delete the file from there?
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06 Feb 2018   #18
AtomicSheep

W7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Nope nothing is working. Tried all this, still no go.
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06 Feb 2018   #19
AtomicSheep

W7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

SUCCESS! I have SyncToy set up. I deleted the file from my external HDD and then ran SyncToy and it managed to delete the file! Not sure how SyncToy has more privilages than my account .
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06 Feb 2018   #20
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AtomicSheep View Post
I deleted the file from my external HDD
I thought the file in question was stored in yur "D" drive! You said that the file was "Locked" and you couldn't delete it or edit it,. Now we hear that the file was also on an external drive. How did you manage to move the file to an external drive if it was as you said "Locked"? Presumably the use of SyncToy was the answer. Had you mentioned this earlier it could hve saved a lot of time. It is important when seeking help that you supply as much information as posssible.
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