Sunday, 13 April 2014

Delete/uninstall fonts easily in Windows

If you encounter this message: 'Some Font cannot be deleted because it is in use.' while trying to delete/uninstall non-system fonts, even if you have closed all the programs using the fonts in question, then the solution is very simple and easy:

When you are in the Fonts Folder, click:

Organize > Layout > Untick 'Details pane' > Now, try to delete the font.

It works like magic.

The problem was that the Windows Font Folder itself was using the font, hence why you can't delete the font, i.e. the very tool you're using to delete the font is using the said font and thus locking the file!

Credits: Thanks to JennB213 and wotsit_thing.

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