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14 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
Change Location of Fonts Dir

Hi everyone,

I'm getting tired of backing up every new Win7 Build so I thought to chuck all my data on my 2nd HDD and that way backups won't be needed.

There's only one thing...Fonts.

I want to change the default C:\Windows\Fonts Dir to D:\Fonts


and restarted, but there hasn't been a change, all fonts still go to C:\Windows\Fonts.

Is there anyway of doing this?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2009   #2


I think the problem you are having is due to MS's transition to relational database friendly OS. The registry will be non-existent or minimal in future MS operating systems as a result of this transition. The configuration for the system directories is apparently one of the early parts affected.

If this is the case, I don't know how to fix it, but I know where you'll want to look. Your problem will have to do with setting the value of FOLDERID_Fonts (CSIDL_FONTS). I would venture to guess that this is set by some .msc configuration application, likely one in the system32\en-US\ folder.

Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail

I can't seem to find it, I've just given up now, hopefully there is some sort of tweaking app that I can make do this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit

Hey could you tell me what's the name of that app you're talking about please?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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