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: Unable to Delete Font .ttf file.

06 Feb 2018   #21
AtomicSheep

W7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I don't understand it either. SyncToy could do as it pleased with the file but I couldn't do anything with it.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Feb 2018   #22
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AtomicSheep View Post
I don't understand it either. SyncToy could do as it pleased with the file but I couldn't do anything with it.
SyncToy is like any other program, it cannot "do" anything of it's own volition so to say that it
Quote:
could do as it pleased with the file
doesn't make sense. If you read up the documentation for SyncToy then it will begin to make sense!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2018   #23
AtomicSheep

W7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Font forge is still making .ttf files for me that are undeletable. I generated a new .ttf and it's gone into the same loop. Only now the SyncToy workaround isn't working. Sigh.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Feb 2018   #24
mitchell65

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

Just as a test- Open Wordpad, create a document- save as a txt. file and save it to the same folder on your D drive that you save the ttf file to. Close down and reboot your system and see if you can delzzete the txt file. Let us know what happens!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2018   #25
mitchell65

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

By the way - Did you ever install the "Take Ownwership" command into the right click context menu?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2018   #26
AtomicSheep

W7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Tried the notepad document. Can delete it. Don't think it's a permission issue.

Yep, played around with the take ownership regedit.

The one thing I noticed when I first create the .ttf file in fontforge, I can delete it, but as soon as I install it, then the problem starts.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2018   #27
mitchell65

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

Looks like when you install a new font generated in FontForge,then FontForge locks the original file. I've lost track a bit on this one as I'm not sure how to take some of your responses to suggestions offered. IE When I suggested the "take ownership" idea your response was that you
Quote:
played around with the take ownership regedit.
I have no idea whether that means you have installed the Take Ownership option and that it appears in the context menu when you right click on a file?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2018   #28
AtomicSheep

W7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I installed it but after it didn't help with the problem I removed it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2018   #29
mitchell65

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

I would re install "Take Ownership" It is a very useful addition to your Windows environment.
It looks like we have established that your problem is specific to the FontForge software. I believe this is a "Paid For" program so would suggest that you contact them with the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2018   #30
AtomicSheep

W7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I still have take ownership, it's just a click away.

Font forge is free, and the support for it is non existent unfortunately. I think you're right, might be a font forge specific problem. I'll poke around in that direction.

EDIT: Not sure what is going on, but I tried deleting the files today and it worked. I guess those files only delete on Friday.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Unable to Delete Font .ttf file.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Unable to delete a file
After advice have carried out full clean install of W7 64 bit Profiles left in default location on C:\ The old profile was on E:\ I am unable to delete that folder .... went through it a subfolder at a time deleted all except one tmp file This is blocking me from deleting the folder...
Installation & Setup
Unable to delete a file,can't delete it can't shred it,
I looked at my firewall events earlier and i saw a file had been trying to connect to the internet but had been blocked by my firewall. Whenever i install a program i am unsure of i block the exe file from connecting to the internet until i'm happy its a safe program. The file is...
General Discussion
Unable to delete video file.
Hello. I have a .MKV file on my computer that I'm unable to delete. when click on "delete" it shows "Preparing to Recycle" from Discovering items Time remaining: Calculating Items remaining : Calculating speed: Calculating Hold shift + delete Preparing to delete ... the rest are...
Music, Pictures & Video
Unable to delete file
Keep getting this error, no matter how many attempts I make to delete this file. http://i.imgur.com/okfgb.png I do not have video open at all. Please help
General Discussion
Unable to delete a file in Win 7
Hello, I've seen it's a few other threads about how to delete un-deletable files but it doesn't seem to be the same problem as I have. About a week ago I downloaded a patch for a game. I was never able to open this patch because it says I don't have permission. And now I've realized I can'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 20:01.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App