Unable to move/delete font from my hard drive

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Unable to move/delete font from my hard drive

Postby Canay » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:33 pm

I am using Main Type 4.5 and Windows 10. After refreshing my font folder and bringing some fonts into Main Type, I want to move the font on my hard drive to a different location. I get a message in windows that says "can not move font because a folder or a file in it is open in another program." I have closed all other programs, and I have done multiple reboots but I still get the message. I don't know if this is a Main Type issue or a Windows issue but in all the years I have never had a problem moving fonts after they are in Main Type. Any suggestions?

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Re: Unable to move/delete font from my hard drive

Postby Erwin Denissen » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:07 pm

Is it a specific font?
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Re: Unable to move/delete font from my hard drive

Postby Canay » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:14 pm

There are two
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Re: Unable to move/delete font from my hard drive

Postby Erwin Denissen » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:25 pm

Did they come with some software you installed, or did you manually install them?
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Re: Unable to move/delete font from my hard drive

Postby Canay » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:05 pm

I downloaded them from the internet. I had Main Type refresh the folder. Then I had Main Type install them. I've only used the fonts in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

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Re: Unable to move/delete font from my hard drive

Postby Canay » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:11 am

I don't think this was a Main Type issue. I did a lot of research on the web and tried many different suggestions. Nothing worked, even trying a program called Unlocker. In desperation I remembered a program I bought years ago called Revo Uninstaller. I was able to locate the original installation file and yeah it worked. Thanks for your help. At least my new download folder is cleaned up for now.

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Re: Unable to move/delete font from my hard drive

Postby Erwin Denissen » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:51 am

Good to know it is not a MainType issue, and great that you've managed to solve the problem.
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