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Windows 7: Replacing entire fonts folder with saved fonts folder.

01 Aug 2016   #1
COSenna

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Replacing entire fonts folder with saved fonts folder.

Hey all,

I restored my ASUS G75VW to factory settings about a week ago, making sure to save my fonts folder so I could replace it when I was ready.

Problems is... Windows says "You must be outside yo mind, boy."

When I try to replace it I am getting all types of error messages, mostly having to do with administrative privileges.

I can't find any tutorial online that tells me how to do this, or if its even possible. I am gonna go crazy if I can't... I've spent SO much time perfecting my font collection.

Thanks for any help,

Zach


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01 Aug 2016   #2
comtrjl

win7 x64
 
 
comtrjl

If you locate the icon for Windows Explorer, right-click, then choose 'Run as Administrator', you should be able to copy fonts into the Fonts folder.
Those fonts already there, which Windows installs, cannot readily be overwritten - so you may get a few errors from this if your saved folder includes any of the system fonts. Other non-Windows fonts should install ok.
You can also right-click on an individual font file and choose 'Install' but this would be painful for many fonts. Perhaps shift-clicking a load of them, then right-clicking and choosing 'Install' would work.

bob
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01 Aug 2016   #3
COSenna

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by comtrjl View Post
If you locate the icon for Windows Explorer, right-click, then choose 'Run as Administrator', you should be able to copy fonts into the Fonts folder.
Those fonts already there, which Windows installs, cannot readily be overwritten - so you may get a few errors from this if your saved folder includes any of the system fonts. Other non-Windows fonts should install ok.
You can also right-click on an individual font file and choose 'Install' but this would be painful for many fonts. Perhaps shift-clicking a load of them, then right-clicking and choosing 'Install' would work.

bob
I tried to do this but you cannot run the fonts folder as administrator. There is no option when you right click.
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01 Aug 2016   #4
comtrjl

win7 x64
 
 
comtrjl

Not the Fonts folder.

Right-click on Windows Explorer. Start -> All programs -> Accessories -> Windows Explorer.
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01 Aug 2016   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Have a look at Nexus font which allows you to have a large collection of fonts and only load a core set into the fonts folder at any time, and set up sets of fonts and add/remiove from active list as you need

Simple, easy and well designed applications by xiles it's totally free but will accept a small donation if you feel you can afford it

Windows allows you to add and remove fonts easily but in can be a little clunky

Also if you have hundreds of fonts active at any one time it can effect start-up and even general running
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01 Aug 2016   #6
COSenna

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by comtrjl View Post
Not the Fonts folder.

Right-click on Windows Explorer. Start -> All programs -> Accessories -> Windows Explorer.
Ah, ok thanks that worked!
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