Can't delete font files in C:/Windows..

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Help! I copied fonts from a zip disk over to my C:/Windows/Fonts folder, but it seems to have placed the font files in as a shortcut to the files' location on the original zip disk. Now none of my apps will recognise or use the fonts.

When I try to uninstall/delete the font/s (which now has a shortcut icon next to the font's name) it isn't deleting it. The system asks me if I'm sure if I want to delete the fonts, and upon pressing yes the file still remains. I can't install the particular fonts again because it tells me I have to uninstall the original version first.

Any assistance/solutions would be MOST appreciated. Many thanks!! :)
 
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This may help .

http://www.pcmag.com/article/0,2997,s=1478&a=5292,00.asp
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,414...t.com/download/0/1076/fviewer.zip&login=1&r=1
FontView 2: Download It Here
Download Now: fviewer.zip
Publication Date: June 12, 2001 (v20n11)
Version: 2.0
Platforms: Windows 95, Windows 98, NT, or 2000
License Information:
PC Magazine programs are copyrighted and cannot be distributed, whether modified or unmodified.
Use is subject to the terms and conditions of the license agreement distributed with the
programs.

Description:
The right font can add character and polish to a document, but you can have too much of a good
thing. A large number of installed fonts can significantly slow down Windows, word processors,
and other programs that use fonts. Also, scrolling through hundreds of fonts to find the one
you want is tedious and time-consuming. But how do you know which ones to eliminate? FontViewer
can tell you. This upgrade to our FontViewer utility can scan the files on your hard disk and
tell you which fonts you are actually using. You can then highlight fonts you don't use, and
select the uninstall command to remove them. Fonts that you uninstall from within FontViewer
can be reinstalled from within FontViewer. As with FontViewer 1.0, you can view and print
sample text from all the fonts on your system, one line per font, for easy comparison. The
program's many filter options let you restrict your view to only the fonts you're interested in.
FontViewer 2.0 was written by Neil J. Rubenking and first appeared in "PC Magazine," June 12,
2001 . Source code is included.
 
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