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how to delete font

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Hi there,

i had installed some fonts now when i try to delete it.it gives me error saying it is being used. but i am sure i am not using it.please help.

cheers
Zolf
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by:JBond2010
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You can use ShGetSpecialFolderLocation with CSIDL_FONTS to get the directory where the fonts are stores, and just remove the file manualy
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can you please tell me more,i did not understand what you meant
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Open my computer.

Double click on C drive, click on the Windows OS folder likely named Windows.  Locate the Fonts folder and double click on it.  You should see all the fonts, find the one you want and drag it to the trash.  Make sure all your programs are closed.  

If it still complains reboot your computer in safe mode then repeat the procedure.

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i tried both the methods but no luck.i am trying to delete the fonts from windows server 2003
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Are you logged as Admin?
Do you have permissions?
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OK then it's time for sysinternals.  

Use procexp.exe to find out whats got the font open.  

http://processlist.com/info/procexp-2.html
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Note XP has the same GUI like Server 2003!
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Sorry that will not show you the fonts!  That will show you just about everything else !
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awawada:

that was not helpful

dacasey:

were do i download this software from
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ok,i downloaded Process Explorer,now what do i need to do next
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Appologies.  I just tested on my server and I can see all open files except fonts.  You need to click on view handles to see open files but the fonts aren't listed.  

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Did you try safe mode?  I just did and I can delete all fonts!
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There are two font's used by the system that can't be deleted but all others go.

Tahoma.ttf and micross.ttf.

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>>There are two font's used by the system that can't be deleted but all others go.
i need to update this font,becasue my software does not work with the old Tahoma,i need to udate thiese.please help
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specially the Tahoma.ttf
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Hello,

Reboot with windows live CD, then you should be able to delete every things you want.
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