Fonts - how do i safely remove unnecessary fonts?

  bliksem 16:10 07 Mar 2003

Hi All,

Anyone know of an easy way to remove unwanted fonts? As I understand it the more fonts the slower the start up (does this apply to XP?)



  Patr100 16:23 07 Mar 2003

Go to control panel - fonts - select and delete unwanted fonts there.

  AndyJ 16:57 07 Mar 2003

Patr100 is quite right, but be wary of deleting fonts required by the system and/or installed programs. It's much safer to drag and drop the fonts into another folder via Windows Explorer rather than delete them, until you are absolutely sure they're not needed.

Incidentally, system fonts required by Windows generally have the extension of .fon rather than .ttf, as a rule of thumb.

  bliksem 00:07 08 Mar 2003

Thanks AndyJ,

I thought that might be the not just to delete them willy-nilly. Good idea to keep them in a separate folder.



  Richard Madeley 00:17 08 Mar 2003


click here

I've got loads. My system starts up as slow as it ever did!

  Djohn 00:28 08 Mar 2003

click here a useful guide to system/program fonts. J.

  hugh-265156 00:59 08 Mar 2003

try this tool click here

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