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I have too many fonts, they're crashing programs

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    I have too many fonts, they're crashing programs


    I installed a pack of 10000 (ya) fonts. Now I can't change fonts on any program, when I use the drop down menu for fonts, the program just crashes.

    I've tried just deleting fonts from my fonts folder but I get "insert font name here. cannot be deleted because it is in use."

    I've gone into task manager and can't find any program that would be using these fonts.

    I'll post my full task manager list in the following links below so you can see if you can find anything that could be using the fonts:



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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

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  3. #3

    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro

    The Windows Font folder itself is 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 said font and thus locking the file!

    When in the Fonts folder click:
    Organize > Layout > Untick 'Details pane' > Now try deleting the font.

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  4. #4

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Thanks Wullail, that worked. Couldn't delete it all at once without crashing my computer but I was able to clear all fonts in about 10 minutes. Also, sorry I didn't post pics straight to this site, didn't realize you could.
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  5. #5

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Yah, I have quite a few fonts and it slows my programs down significantly! Glad you got it dealt with.
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