Windows 10: Deleting fonts


  1. Posts : 901
    Windows IP 16199 Windows 14393.1198
       24 Oct 2014 #1

    Deleting fonts


    Is there a way to delete a font in windows 10 build 9860? I used to delete fonts in win8 and win 10( previous build) by right clicking and delete but the new build will not allow to do that.
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  2. Posts : 283
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1607 (14393.726)
       24 Oct 2014 #2

    Well, I just went into the font folder and it allows me to delete a font?
    I just right clicked on the font and there is a delete link in the drop down menu.
    Having said that, I did notice a couple that appear to have the shield symbol
    and they wouldn't allow deletion.
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  3. Posts : 901
    Windows IP 16199 Windows 14393.1198
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       24 Oct 2014 #3

    Pendaws said: View Post
    Well, I just went into the font folder and it allows me to delete a font?
    I just right clicked on the font and there is a delete link in the drop down menu.
    Having said that, I did notice a couple that appear to have the shield symbol
    and they wouldn't allow deletion.
    I couldn't delete any of them whether it has the security shield symbol or not, tried to change the security settings to allow permission but they all greyed out, never mind, it's only a Preview and hope it's not permanent.
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  4. Posts : 3,213
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       25 Oct 2014 #4

    Some Fonts are required by the system, probably is why they can't be deleted.
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  5.    01 May 2016 #5

    Berton said: View Post
    Some Fonts are required by the system, probably is why they can't be deleted.
    I removed the Asian and Cherokee files in Windows 7 via Regedit. Is there an easier, safer way?
    Supposedly ControlPanel>Fonts lets user delete garbage fonts. But ALL get declared "protected system font".
    Even *.fon files are protected, though not needed since Win3.1.
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