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    Font can't be deleted because it's in use


    I am trying to delete a non system font (Bebas Neue), but when I try to delete it it gives me the message: "Bebas Neue cannot be deleted because it's in use". I tried booting into safe mode to delete it. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
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    This tutorial will show you how to restore default font settings for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    How to Restore Default Font Settings in Windows


    How to remove a font family on Windows 10

    • Open Settings.
    • Click on Personalization.
    • Click on Fonts.
    • Select the font you want to remove.
    • Under "Metadata, click the Uninstall button.
    • Click the Uninstall button again to confirm.
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    FreeBooter said: View Post
    This tutorial will show you how to restore default font settings for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    How to Restore Default Font Settings in Windows


    How to remove a font family on Windows 10

    • Open Settings.
    • Click on Personalization.
    • Click on Fonts.
    • Select the font you want to remove.
    • Under "Metadata, click the Uninstall button.
    • Click the Uninstall button again to confirm.
    That didn't work unfortunately. Same message, any other ideas? Thank you.
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    You can try the methods shown in the following link. If method 1 doesn't work, try method 2 if you are familiar with the Windows Registry. If you use the registry method, make a system restore point at least in case you make a mistake. Delete ONLY the Bebas Neue entry and Restart the PC. Then, hopefully, you can also delete the Bebas Neue font file.

    Windows 10 > ‘Font cannot be deleted because it is in use’. They are not ‘in use’. What can I do? - Support | Fontsmith
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    If this font is in use then some software needs it.
    So don't delete it. Leave it alone. Simple.
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    das10 said: View Post
    You can try the methods shown in the following link. If method 1 doesn't work, try method 2 if you are familiar with the Windows Registry. If you use the registry method, make a system restore point at least in case you make a mistake. Delete ONLY the Bebas Neue entry and Restart the PC. Then, hopefully, you can also delete the Bebas Neue font file.

    Windows 10 > ‘Font cannot be deleted because it is in use’. They are not ‘in use’. What can I do? - Support | Fontsmith
    This didn't work. Any other suggestions?
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    margrave55 said: View Post
    If this font is in use then some software needs it.
    So don't delete it. Leave it alone. Simple.
    It's not in use by a software, I tried using safe mode and I can't delete it. Also I installed it myself so It can't be a system font.
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    Should be able to boot into a command prompt and delete it there.
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    eliasbenb said: View Post
    I am trying to delete a non system font (Bebas Neue), but when I try to delete it it gives me the message: "Bebas Neue cannot be deleted because it's in use". I tried booting into safe mode to delete it. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
    On my system BebasNeue.otf is part of MSI Kombusustor, do you have that installed?
    C:\Program Files\MSI Kombustor 3\libs\common\BebasNeue.otf

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    Cliff S said: View Post
    On my system BebasNeue.otf is part of MSI Kombusustor, do you have that installed?
    C:\Program Files\MSI Kombustor 3\libs\common\BebasNeue.otf

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    Unfortunately no I don't have it installed.

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    cyberrufus said: View Post
    Should be able to boot into a command prompt and delete it there.
    How would I do that?
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