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Delete Unnecessary Fonts

by userdoba / January 20, 2006 8:51 AM PST

I have over 500 fonts on my WIN XP Home Edition PC, so it takes forever to boot up. Most of those fonts are used by greeting card software. I recently uninstalled most of those programs thinking that the fonts would also be deleted, but they weren't. I recognized about a dozen of the fonts as belonging to one of the greeting card programs by the name of the font, and deleted them, but there are still over 500 left. I read about font viewers in this forum and looked at the descriptions of many of them, but couldn't identify any that would tell me what programs are associated with which fonts. Are there any that will give me that information? I only want to delete the fonts that are not being used by the remaining programs on my PC.

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Link only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2006 12:47 PM PST
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Any Other Lists?
by userdoba / January 21, 2006 3:55 AM PST
In reply to: Link only.

Thanks for the link. This makes it clear as to what I should not delete. Are there similar lists for other applications that I could find by going to each applications web site, or must I delete all other fonts and re-install each application to get back the fonts they use?
Thanks again

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Your choice here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2006 4:01 AM PST
In reply to: Any Other Lists?

I usually move them to another directory in case I need one back. 500 fonts is a tad high.

I don't know of other such lists.

Bob

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Another directory should work
by userdoba / January 21, 2006 8:19 AM PST
In reply to: Your choice here.

Your suggestion of moving unwanted fonts to another directory sounds like a great idea. Thanks for all of your help.
Dan Cordoba

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