|22 Mar 2010||#1|
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Fonts not installing correctly
I often need to upload and utilize various fonts in my line of work, I recently used the install as shortcut feature from an outside folder that ultimately screwed everything up in the fonts themselves. I have a total of 20 fonts that show up in the folder whereas there used to be 430 something. When I try and install them, the folder says that they are already installed, but they are not...and they are not able to be pulled up from any of the programs I am using either.
I dont have a restore point as I just spent the past couple days REINSTALLING from the last issue I was having, just to fall into another one. I found an previous version of the fonts folder by right clicking and choosing properties. I can see all the fonts and everything, but again, installing does not work.
I am logged in as the Administrator of the computer, and I have tried copying and replacing the entire fonts folder, rather than simply installing them...basically the entire fonts folder will be overwritten rather than installed, but I am having issues because it keeps telling me that I do not have permission. I have tried to go under the windows folder properties and assign the administrators full control, but that did not work at all, it still says I do not have permission.
So my question, how the hell do I give myself permission to overwrite the fonts folder. I can see how not having permission to overwrite in the Windows folder is a good thing, but how can I bypass this so I can have access?
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|22 Mar 2010||#5|
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That is actually what caused the problem in the first place. I apparently overwrote a whole series of fonts that were in the main folder. I was under the assumption that the fonts would be linked elsewhere but would not overwrite the default fonts...I mistakenly overwrote them and I remember the prompt coming up telling me as well. I just selected "do for all" and let it do its thing. After my entire systems resources came to a screeching halt, I decided a large amount of fonts is probably not my best choice...so I deleted the folder...and apparently all the fonts from the main folder with it.
The problem is, I think those fonts still exist as a shortcut somewhere on the system, because I cannot rewrite into the fonts folder as most of them were in the large fonts folder...but that folder is deleted from my system, so I have no clue where the hell they are all at. All I know is that my system is acting up and my resources are once again being eaten alive.
I am in the process of backing up my programs and essential files and folders that I need and will reinstall the OS and then do a restore. I hopeful that I will not have as much of a headache doing that.
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