captain420

[Resolved] Cannot manually delete my Prepare3D v3 folder, please help

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I have uninstalled Prepar3D v3, however the folder still exists and I am trying to delete it and theres a font file in there that keeps saying its currently being in use. I have no idea what is using it, but the font is F14Lantirn.ttf... I have tried booting into safemode to see if I can delete the folder and still a no go, does anyone know how to get rid of this stubborn folder?

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Reboot in safe mode then delete it

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I don't have that font in my Version 3.4 Is this an add on aircraft font? 

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It was for Aerosoft's F14...

I mentioned in my original post that I already tried rebooting into safe mode to get rid of the file.

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Bob, fileassassin didn't work either... it couldn't delete the file. Sigh...

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6 minutes ago, captain420 said:

It was for Aerosoft's F14...

I mentioned in my original post that I already tried rebooting into safe mode to get rid of the file.

You may have to uninstall that aircraft if you haven't done so already. I would post this on the Aerosoft Forum first. 

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9 minutes ago, Glynn said:

Reboot in safe mode then delete it

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Three people have already told him to reboot in safe mode and delete, which he already said he did in the OP....  :blink:

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I already said twice that I have already rebooted into safe mode to try and delete this, but it's not working.

and I have already uninstalled the plane. So I'm not sure what process is locking this file and preventing me from deleting it.

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15 minutes ago, captain420 said:

I already said twice that I have already rebooted into safe mode to try and delete this, but it's not working.

and I have already uninstalled the plane. So I'm not sure what process is locking this file and preventing me from deleting it.

Ok, try this http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/unlocker.html I used it in the past and was quite good. If that's not working, check your permisions for the file(right click / properties / security). You can take the ownership and then change the permisions to "full" for your user account. That should work

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I tried that and I can't change the ownership of the file either... It says Unable to display current owner, and when I click on Change, it says I don't have permission to view/edit this object's permission settings.

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1 hour ago, GSalden said:

+1

+1 

 

I had the same issue with a different font. Rebooting in safe mode and then deleting solved the issue.

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13 minutes ago, captain420 said:

I tried that and I can't change the ownership of the file either... It says Unable to display current owner, and when I click on Change, it says I don't have permission to view/edit this object's permission settings.

You have probably deleted an user account, which is a owner. I just googled about this, and this should work http://software.bootblock.co.uk/?id=bootdeleter It will delete file on restart, before windows lock it. Good Luck, please report your results, i'm curious about this one :happy:

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can you try and delete the font from the control panel? Control Panel\Appearance and Personalisation\Fonts

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Thanks everyone, I managed to finally delete that font file... I had to navigate to Windows/Fonts folder and delete the shortcut there, and after that reboot my machine, and I was able to delete it. Thank god!

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Yes, unfortunately fonts are in use even in safe mode.

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Have had this problem for a year. Just ignored the old folder. 

None of the normal procedures or special deletion programs worked. Good to see there's a way to actually do it. 

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