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    I unzip them to C:\Windows\Fonts and they even show up in that folder...

    Although when I run a program and try and use them they aren't there.

    Yes, I have restarted my computer several times..no luck

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    What program are you using?

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    How many fonts do you have already installed? You may need to delete some fonts in order to install new ones?

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    I don't know exactly, but sometimes it depends on the font-type, like I remember some of my fonts couldn't be used in PhotoShop
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    I only have the default fonts installed. I use WinZIP to extract them into the folder.

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    Originally posted by mkaufman
    I unzip them to C:\Windows\Fonts and they even show up in that folder...

    Although when I run a program and try and use them they aren't there.

    Yes, I have restarted my computer several times..no luck
    You've to unzip the fonts to another folder than the fonts folder of Windows.
    After you've done that, go to control panel > fonts > File > install new font.
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    Or do what I do and just unzip it to one place and just cut and copy the font to the font folder.

    That seems to work fine.

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    I'm pritty sure that you have to unzip them to a temerary folder and then go to control panel->fonts and file-> install new font and follow the instructions. Then you can delete the text from the temperary folder. Thats how I do it anyway.

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    Alright..

    The fonts folder in Control panel REDIRECTS to C:\Windows\Fonts.. And it has no Install New Font under file

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    • Unzip your font's to C:\Windows\TEMP
    • Drag the font.ttf files to your C:\WINDOWS\FONTS\ Directory. You should see a little plus sign as if you were copying the file.
    • Drop and it will install the font.
    • You can now delete the files in your TEMP folder.


    Alternatively
    • Go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Fonts.
    • This will open your font folder.
    • On the file menu choose "Install New Fonts"
    • Navigate to your font files and install them following the wizard.


    Now even though theoretically you can have as many font's installed as you desire, Windows can only handle about 600-1000 depending on memory and resources. I recommend against installing fonts past the default to conserve memory. What I do is use a freeware program called The Font Thing to manage my fonts. I put my fonts in orderly directories and with this tool can load and unload fonts as I need them. The management features are a lot better than what Windows supplies by default.

    The Font Thing can:
    • Browse installed and uninstalled fonts
    • Browse fonts in subfolders as a single combined list
    • View sample text and individual characters in your choice of colours
    • Change sample text "on the fly" or easily switch between your own standard text samples
    • View detailed font information
    • Print font samples
    • Associate notes with fonts
    • Install or uninstall any number of fonts at once
    • Load (and unload) any number of fonts for temporary use
    • Copy or delete any number of font files at once
    • Rename font files to avoid file name conflicts
    • Filter fonts according to their type
    • Group fonts into collections for easier management
    • Use multiple font windows simultaneously for easy font comparison and management.
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    Wayne, thanks for your help, but still no luck.

    I followed exactly what you said.

    I'll just reformat my computer and see if that fixes it..

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    Hi,

    I reformatted my computer today and the fonts work now..weird! I must have deleted some file by mistake.

    Now to reinstall my files and programs..

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    Originally posted by mkaufman
    Hi,

    I reformatted my computer today and the fonts work now..weird! I must have deleted some file by mistake.

    Now to reinstall my files and programs..
    With one of my old Win98 installations (far back in the past ) I had a problem installing fonts too:

    When I unzipped the fonts to a temporary folder and selected this folder in the 'install new fonts' Wizard, I saw no fonts there... Heck, I didn't even see the fonts who were already installed in the Fonts directory...

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