Some progress at last! That sort of works but it will be awfully tedious for
all the fonts I want to remove. (The Acer laptop came with Vista installed,
and these fonts appear to be there "in case" I want to set other languages. I
will not need this functionality. More importantly though, if they are not
removed, they end up being included in the font pulldowns in programs I use,
and it slows things down -- and can too easily lead to incorrect choices. I
would expect Vista to make it easy to manage fonts -- and would have no
problem going through the UAC hoops since it is not something one normally
needs to do frequently.
I also discovered (from your web site) that if I run Windows Explorer as
administrator, I can get access to the Security part of a font's properties.
Then I can change it to give myself access and be able to delete it (or move
it to a folder in case I need to re-install it later).
However, although this is easier than using the command line (which seems
like a step back to DOS days!), it is still going to be awfully tedious to
remove the 30 or so fonts and their related face files.
I will perserver though, and will post an update here if I find a better or
Thanks for your assistance.
"Jimmy Brush" wrote:
> EricFletcher wrote:
> > Here's what I see:
> > C:\Windows\Fonts>icacls batang.ttc
> > batang.ttc NT SERVICE\TrustedInstallerF)
> > BUILTIN\AdministratorsRX)
> > NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEMRX)
> > BUILTIN\UsersRX)
> > Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files
> > That was for a font I'd like to remove (Batang). When I tried it with a font
> > I'd like to keep (Bookman Old Style; file named BOOKOS.TTF), the response is
> > slightly different:
> > BOOKOS.TTF NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEMI)(F)
> > BUILTIN\AdministratorsI)(F)
> > BUILTIN\UsersI)(RX)
> > Using "coure.fon" yeilds the same response as with "batang.ttc"; with
> > "MICHELIN.OTF" (a client's font I want to be able to use), I get the same
> > response as with "BOOKOS.TTF".
> > I hope this helps you diagnose the problem.
> > Thanks
> > Eric
> It seem the fonts you are having trouble with are protected by the OS.
> This would indicate that they were included with the OS, and some parts
> of the OS may depend on their existence.
> In order to delete them, you have to do 2 things:
> 1) Take ownership of the file
> 2) Give yourself permission to modify the file
> You can do this from an administrator command prompt in any edition of
> Windows Vista by issuing the following commands:
> takeown /F filename /A
> icacls filename /grant AdministratorsM)
> After issuing these commands, you can delete the file.
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/