Edit permissions for Fonts folder

Posted: 07-07-2008, 03:02 AM
I'm trying to delete a bunch of extraneous fonts, but Windows won't let me
delete them because of Permissions. Currently I'm having to open the
properties of each font individually, change the owner to me, close the
properties, reopen them, and give myself the right permissions. There must be
a faster way! I wanted to apply these permission settings to the whole Fonts
folder, but when I right-click Fonts and choose properties, there is no
"security" tab.

Edit permissions for Fonts folder


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Engel
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RE: Edit permissions for Fonts folder
Posted: 07-07-2008, 02:03 PM
Hello Chufflebean,

Try using Unlocker:
<http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/>

Maybe someone else can conjure up something else to try.
-=-



"Chufflebean" wrote:
> I'm trying to delete a bunch of extraneous fonts, but Windows won't let me
> delete them because of Permissions. Currently I'm having to open the
> properties of each font individually, change the owner to me, close the
> properties, reopen them, and give myself the right permissions. There must be
> a faster way! I wanted to apply these permission settings to the whole Fonts
> folder, but when I right-click Fonts and choose properties, there is no
> "security" tab.
Michael Walraven
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Re: Edit permissions for Fonts folder
Posted: 07-07-2008, 02:18 PM
you could try opening a commend window in administrator mode,
navigating to the c:\windows\fonts folder and deleting from there.

"Engel" <Engel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hello Chufflebean,
>
> Try using Unlocker:
> <http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/>
>
> Maybe someone else can conjure up something else to try.
> -=-
>
>
>
> "Chufflebean" wrote:
>
>> I'm trying to delete a bunch of extraneous fonts, but Windows won't let
>> me
>> delete them because of Permissions. Currently I'm having to open the
>> properties of each font individually, change the owner to me, close the
>> properties, reopen them, and give myself the right permissions. There
>> must be
>> a faster way! I wanted to apply these permission settings to the whole
>> Fonts
>> folder, but when I right-click Fonts and choose properties, there is no
>> "security" tab.
Kerry Brown
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Re: Edit permissions for Fonts folder
Posted: 07-07-2008, 02:29 PM
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...01033.mspx#EZC

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"Chufflebean" <Chufflebean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I'm trying to delete a bunch of extraneous fonts, but Windows won't let me
> delete them because of Permissions. Currently I'm having to open the
> properties of each font individually, change the owner to me, close the
> properties, reopen them, and give myself the right permissions. There must
> be
> a faster way! I wanted to apply these permission settings to the whole
> Fonts
> folder, but when I right-click Fonts and choose properties, there is no
> "security" tab.
Chufflebean
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Re: Edit permissions for Fonts folder
Posted: 07-11-2008, 08:21 PM
None of these suggestions solved my problem (Unlocker couldn't find a locking
handle for the fonts folder, and didn't appear on the context menu for any of
the fonts in it, and trying to delete the fonts from a command prompt just
gave me an "access denied" message).

However, while in the command prompt, I noticed something interesting. I
know very VERY little about doing stuff with the cmd prompt, but I do know
that typing "dir" will list the contents of the folder you're in. I did that
while in the Windows folder, and "Fonts" did not appear on the list.

This makes me wonder if the fonts are REALLY stored elsewhere--somewhere
that I could access and apply security settings in the normal way.

Any thoughts?
>
>
> "Chufflebean" <Chufflebean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9A7B98FA-21CC-47F6-8BEE-2551ACDE17C2@microsoft.com...
> > I'm trying to delete a bunch of extraneous fonts, but Windows won't let me
> > delete them because of Permissions. Currently I'm having to open the
> > properties of each font individually, change the owner to me, close the
> > properties, reopen them, and give myself the right permissions. There must
> > be
> > a faster way! I wanted to apply these permission settings to the whole
> > Fonts
> > folder, but when I right-click Fonts and choose properties, there is no
> > "security" tab.
>
Nonny
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Re: Edit permissions for Fonts folder
Posted: 07-11-2008, 08:33 PM
On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:21:01 -0700, Chufflebean
<Chufflebean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>However, while in the command prompt, I noticed something interesting. I
>know very VERY little about doing stuff with the cmd prompt, but I do know
>that typing "dir" will list the contents of the folder you're in. I did that
>while in the Windows folder, and "Fonts" did not appear on the list.
>This makes me wonder if the fonts are REALLY stored elsewhere--somewhere
>that I could access and apply security settings in the normal way.
Go in there again. This time instead of doing a "dir", do a "cd
fonts".

It's there.
Chufflebean
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Re: Edit permissions for Fonts folder
Posted: 07-11-2008, 10:42 PM
Well, I tried one more thing...while trying to fix another problem, I ran
across this blog post about fixing problems with permissions using SubInAcl
(http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archi...04/739820.aspx).

I ran it. It came up with some errors, but it ran. I'm not sure if it's what
solved the problem, or if it was a delayed response to some of the other
things I tried, but ever since running it, I've had permission to delete the
fonts.

Now, however, I get messages telling me I can't delete some of them because
they're being used by another program!! Even when I have no other programs
running!! If anyone can shed some light on that, I'd be much obliged.

"Chufflebean" wrote:
> None of these suggestions solved my problem (Unlocker couldn't find a locking
> handle for the fonts folder, and didn't appear on the context menu for any of
> the fonts in it, and trying to delete the fonts from a command prompt just
> gave me an "access denied" message).
>
> However, while in the command prompt, I noticed something interesting. I
> know very VERY little about doing stuff with the cmd prompt, but I do know
> that typing "dir" will list the contents of the folder you're in. I did that
> while in the Windows folder, and "Fonts" did not appear on the list.
>
> This makes me wonder if the fonts are REALLY stored elsewhere--somewhere
> that I could access and apply security settings in the normal way.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> >
> >
> > "Chufflebean" <Chufflebean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:9A7B98FA-21CC-47F6-8BEE-2551ACDE17C2@microsoft.com...
> > > I'm trying to delete a bunch of extraneous fonts, but Windows won't let me
> > > delete them because of Permissions. Currently I'm having to open the
> > > properties of each font individually, change the owner to me, close the
> > > properties, reopen them, and give myself the right permissions. There must
> > > be
> > > a faster way! I wanted to apply these permission settings to the whole
> > > Fonts
> > > folder, but when I right-click Fonts and choose properties, there is no
> > > "security" tab.
> >
John Amendall
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Re: Edit permissions for Fonts folder
Posted: 07-11-2008, 10:55 PM
On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 15:42:00 -0700, Chufflebean
<Chufflebean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Now, however, I get messages telling me I can't delete some of them because
>they're being used by another program!! Even when I have no other programs
>running!! If anyone can shed some light on that, I'd be much obliged.
Those are SYSTEM FONTS.

Leave them alone.
Nonny
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Re: Edit permissions for Fonts folder
Posted: 07-11-2008, 10:59 PM
On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 15:42:00 -0700, Chufflebean
<Chufflebean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Well, I tried one more thing...while trying to fix another problem, I ran
>across this blog post about fixing problems with permissions using SubInAcl
>(http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archi...04/739820.aspx).
>
>I ran it. It came up with some errors, but it ran. I'm not sure if it's what
>solved the problem, or if it was a delayed response to some of the other
>things I tried, but ever since running it, I've had permission to delete the
>fonts.
>
>Now, however, I get messages telling me I can't delete some of them because
>they're being used by another program!! Even when I have no other programs
>running!! If anyone can shed some light on that, I'd be much obliged.
Those are system fonts.

What is it with your quest to delete fonts? Is it an
obsessive-compulsive thing about getting rid of everything you don't
use? Are you extremely short on drive space?

What?
Chufflebean
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Re: Edit permissions for Fonts folder
Posted: 07-12-2008, 02:01 AM
Yeah, it's definitely an obsessive-compulsive thing. I figure if Windows
really needs to display something in Korean, I can reinstall the font, and in
the meantime, it can stay out of my way.

Thanks for your concerns about my mental health!

"Nonny" wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 15:42:00 -0700, Chufflebean
> <Chufflebean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Well, I tried one more thing...while trying to fix another problem, I ran
> >across this blog post about fixing problems with permissions using SubInAcl
> >(http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archi...04/739820.aspx).
> >
> >I ran it. It came up with some errors, but it ran. I'm not sure if it's what
> >solved the problem, or if it was a delayed response to some of the other
> >things I tried, but ever since running it, I've had permission to delete the
> >fonts.
> >
> >Now, however, I get messages telling me I can't delete some of them because
> >they're being used by another program!! Even when I have no other programs
> >running!! If anyone can shed some light on that, I'd be much obliged.
>
> Those are system fonts.
>
> What is it with your quest to delete fonts? Is it an
> obsessive-compulsive thing about getting rid of everything you don't
> use? Are you extremely short on drive space?
>
> What?
>
 
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