Do you have problems removing your fonts in Windows 10?
So, you downloaded multiple fonts from DaFont or other websites that provide free fonts and you decided to delete your unwanted fonts, but Windows doesn’t let you delete them…
Luckily there is a workaround using the big old Registry Editor!
In this tutorial, you will learn how to remove any font without error messages.
Error: “Font Cannot Be Deleted Because It’s in Use”
Here is an example of the error message you can encounter, the problem is Windows doesn’t give information like what program is using the font, so the only solution is to delete the font from the Registry Editor.
Where Are Fonts Stored at?
In case you are wondering what in the world I am talking about, use the Windows+R keyboard shortcut to open Run then type in
fonts and hit Enter.
In the File Explorer window that will open you can see all the fonts installed on your system, if you want to install a new font all you have to do is copy and paste it in this folder.
Remove Unwanted Fonts Using Registry Editor
Open Run and type in
regedit, click “OK“.
Navigate to this path:
In the right pane you will see a list of all the fonts installed on your Windows 10 PC, right-click on the font you want to get rid of, and choose “Delete“”.
There you have it!
You just learned the easy way to remove your fonts without errors.
If you have any ideas to share or questions to ask don’t hesitate to leave a comment.