Photoshop: Deleted fonts still show up

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There are about 20 or 30 or so fonts that I deleted from my system (Windows 7) but they ALL STILL show up in Photoshop! There are 5 more fonts that I made newer versions like "Zapdos Dialogue" which are now completely different design. Zapdos Dialogue show up as the older version font rather than my new version, the other four just give an error message in Photoshop that it could not be found and tells me to use something called "type kit" to get them back despite that the four are still there, just new versions. as for the 30 deleted, they give that SAME message EVERY TIME I scroll though my fonts looking for a specific font when I mouse-over the name of the deleted font. I tried going to Type -> Resolve Missing Fonts but again it is asking to to install Type Kit. and going to "Replace Missing Fonts" doesn't do a damn thing.

I KNOW that the font is COMPLETELY gone from my system because a voidtools Everything ran as administrator on the C:\Windows\Fonts enabled me to delete all traces of the font. I do that every time I delete a unneeded or problematic font.

How do I get Photoshop to realize that the font is NO LONGER on my system? NO OTHER program leaves the font in the program after deletion, ONLY Photoshop! That is causing error message EVERY TIME it wants to pull that deleted font
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Justin Coolidge

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Chris Cox

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Photoshop shows the fonts that the system says are available.  So your OS still thinks that the fonts are available for some reason.

And you still need to get that keyboard fixed, those random caps make things much more difficult to read.
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Valter Luigi Daghetti

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Do you try to reset Photoshop?
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Have you tried to purge and rebuild your various font caches?  It's quite possible that Windows has the font name "lingering" somewhere and Photoshop sees this and dutifully displays the name, even though the font it referred to has been removed.  Steps to clear your font caches can be found here: