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Deleting Fonts in Vista - Permission Denied - Have tried everything!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by bully2007, Sep 17, 2007.

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  1. bully2007

    bully2007 Thread Starter

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    Hi -
    I'm having problems trying to delete some fonts that I installed. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium. I'm the only user (and the administrator) on the computer.

    When I try to delete a font - it tells me "You need permission to perform this action".

    I have already tried the following (based on thorough search for help everywhere):
    (1) turned off UAC
    (2) tried to change the folder properties of the windows/fonts folder but that option does not exist for that folder
    (3) have tried right-clicking on the font to change the permissions for the font I want to delete - it says "Unable to save permission changes"

    AHA!!!!!! I finally solved the problem - in the FONT PROPERTIES/ADVANCED SECURITY/OWNER: I had to first change the OWNER of the file to Administrator (instead of Trusted Installer) and then I could change the permissions. Problem solved! But will post here anyway in case anyone else runs into this problem.
     
  2. devil_himself

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    Glad you Got it Fixed

    You can use the 'thread tools' at the top to mark it 'solved'
     
  3. DaveA

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    I would go back and change back to "Trusted Installer" or you may not be able to install any additional fonts.
     
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