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  1. Brink Win User

    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10


    How to: Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10

    How to Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10


    A font is a graphical representation of text that may include a different typeface, point size, weight, color, or design.

    In Windows 10, you can install a font for only your account (current user) or for all users on the PC.

    This tutorial will show you how to delete and uninstall fonts in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Delete Fonts in Fonts Folder
    • Option Two: Delete Fonts in Settings
    • Option Three: Delete Fonts Installed from Microsoft Store in Settings
    • Option Four: Delete Fonts Installed for All Users in Registry Editor
    • Option Five: Delete Fonts Installed Only for Current User in Registry Editor




    OPTION ONE [/i] Delete Fonts in Fonts Folder
    1. Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2. Open the C:\Windows\Fonts folder in File Explorer.

    3. Perform one of the following actions below for which font or font family you want to delete: (see screenshots below)
    A) Select a font you want to delete, and either click/tap on the Delete button on the toolbar or press the Delete key.

    B) Select a font family (ex: "Agency FB") you want to delete all fonts for, and either click/tap on the Delete button on the toolbar or press the Delete key.

    C) Open a font family (ex: "Agency FB") that contains a font (ex: "Agency FB Regular") you want to delete, select the font (ex: "Agency FB Regular") you want to delete, and either click/tap on the Delete button on the toolbar or press the Delete key.


    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Click/tap on Yes to confirm deleting the font(s). (see screenshots below)

    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. If this is a font installed for all users, you will now be prompted by administrator credentials if currently signed in as a standard user.

    6. When finished deleting fonts, you can close the Fonts folder if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Delete Fonts in Settings
    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    2. Click/tap on Fonts on the left side, and click/tap on a font (ex: "Agency FB") you want to delete on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. If this is a font family with more than one font face, select the font face (ex: "Regular") you want to delete in the drop menu. (see screenshot below step 4)

    4. Click/tap on the Uninstall button. (see screenshot below)

    *Warning If this is a font installed from the Microsoft Store, this will delete all font faces for the font no matter which font face you selected.

    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. If this is a font installed for all users, you will now be prompted by administrator credentials if currently signed in as a standard user.

    7. When finished deleting fonts, you can close Settings if you like.





    OPTION THREE [/i] Delete Fonts Installed from Microsoft Store in Settings
    *note This option will only apply to fonts you installed from the Microsoft Store.
    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

    2. Under Apps & features on the right side, click/tap on a font (ex: "Arial Nova") you want to delete, and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshot below)

    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. When finished uninstalling fonts installed from the Microsoft Store, you can close Settings if you like.





    OPTION FOUR [/i] Delete Fonts Installed for All Users in Registry Editor

    *note You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.
    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts


    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of the Fonts key, right click on the font (ex: "Agency FB Bold (TrueType)") you want to delete, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot above)

    4. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. When finished deleting fonts, close Registry Editor.

    6. Restart the computer to apply.





    OPTION FIVE [/i] Delete Fonts Installed Only for Current User in Registry Editor
    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts


    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of the Fonts key, right click on the string value for the font (ex: "Agency FB Bold (TrueType)") you want to delete, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot above)

    *Warning Be sure to make note of the font file name (ex: "AGENCY8.TIF") you are deleting before you delete the string value.

    4. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. When finished deleting fonts, close Registry Editor.

    6. sign in again to the same account.

    7. Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    8. Copy and paste %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Fonts into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

    9. Delete the same font(s) (ex: "AGENCY8.TIF") referenced from step 3 above. (see screenshot below)

    Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    10. You can now close File Explorer if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, May 24, 2018
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  2. how to delete an in use font on windows 10?

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the description, I understand that you are facing some issues using Windows 10.

    I would like to know some information.


    • What is the exact issue that you are facing?

    • Do you want to delete the current font?

    Follow the steps given below.


    • Open Fonts by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Fonts.

    • Click the font that you want to uninstall. To select more than one font at a time, press and hold down CTRL while you click each font.

    • On the File menu, click Delete.

    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance with Windows related issues, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Mayank Gupta10, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. spunk Win User
    spunk, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Delete and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 10

    Deleting non-Latin fonts in Windows 10 Home


    Thanks for the suggestion, but, sadly, it does not. In addition, I have gone to the Font Management setting and followed Microsoft's directions explicitly. Win 10 will NOT let me delete any installed font (except ones that I have installed myself), and it will NOT let me hide any font at all. The 'Hide' setting says it will hide the font from applications, but EVERY application that offers a choice of fonts, whether from Microsoft (Office, Word, Wordpad, Notepad, etc.) or third parties (such as OpenOffice) shows ALL the fonts listed in the Font Management listing. Every. Single. One.

    There was a script for removing the non-Latin fonts from Win 7 that automated the process. That script does not work in Win 10. Is there one that does?

    Thanks in advance for any help/
     
    Bookbear1948, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. spunk Win User
    Fonts Will Not Uninstall


    Did you look at the link for Deleting Fonts in post #2? it suggests going into the Windows Registry to delete them there
     
    spunk, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Geethu B Win User
    Unable to delete/uninstall a otf

    Hi Malathy,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I understand that you have an issue with deleting fonts. I appreciate your efforts,
    I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    To understand the issue better, let me know what happens when you try to delete the fonts? Do you get any error message?

    This issue could have occurred due to incorrect font’s settings or conflict between third party applications.

    I suggest you to perform a clean boot and try to delete the fonts again. Check if it helps.

    Step 1:

    To perform a clean boot follow the link. Setting the system in a clean boot state will help to identify if any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue.

    How to perform a clean boot in Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Warning:

    1. Applies to Windows 10.

    2. After clean boot troubleshooting steps, refer to the section "How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot" in the provided link to return your computer to Normal startup
    mode.

    Step 2:

    Now follow the steps to delete the fonts:


    • Click on Start Button.

    • Type Preview, delete or show and hide the fonts installed on your computer in the search box.

    • Open that Window and select fonts you want to delete one by one.

    • Right-click on the fonts and select
      delete.
    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Geethu B, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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