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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

    Sep 17, 2007
    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


    Apr 7, 2007
    Glad you Got it Fixed

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

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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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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