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Windows 7: Fonts Folder Permission


14 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Fonts Folder Permission

Hello EveryOne,

I have an issue when i try to select font from font dialogue using the path

Drive:\Windows\Fonts

Even though i have logged in as a Administrator Its throwing an Permission error like

You dont have the permission to open the File.
Contact the File owner or Administrator.


Thanks & regards,
Shrikanth Reddy GC



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15 Apr 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

You need to log in as a administrator and take ownership of the folder.

Windows 7 Take Ownership & Grant Permissions to Access Files & Folder
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15 Apr 2010   #3

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shrikanthgc View Post
Hello EveryOne,

I have an issue when i try to select font from font dialogue using the path

Drive:\Windows\Fonts

Even though i have logged in as a Administrator Its throwing an Permission error like

You dont have the permission to open the File.
Contact the File owner or Administrator.


Thanks & regards,
Shrikanth Reddy GC
The correct path is

c:\windows\fonts

Drive: does not exist.

Yeah I know... I'm knit picking but all the same it's silly things like this that cause most of the errors we see in day to day computing.
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11 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

This is very annoying, but after about an hour our IT team found the solution lol

UAC needs to be disabled (Control Panel > User Accounts > Change User Account Control Settings, select “Never Notify”)
Now we need to give the user access to the font directory and registry key

For the Directory:

1. Open the command prompt WITH ADMINISTRATOR PRIVILEGES (right click cmd, “run as administrator”)
2. Type “attrib –r –s c:\windows\fonts” (obviously minus the quotes), hit Enter
3. Right click on the fonts folder and choose properties
4. Click the Security tab
5. Click Advanced
6. Click the Owner tab
7. Click the Edit button
8. Change the Current Owner to yourself
9. Check the “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects” box
10. Click OK
As a pop-up box will tell you, you must close the window completely for the changes to take in effect

For the registry key:

1. Run regedit
2. Browse to : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENT VERSION\FONTS
3. Give permission to Users

Restart the computer and you should be able to set Full Control permissions for the Users group on the Fonts folder
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08 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 64
 
 
Because this helped me

This thread helped me fix what I needed. I wound up creating a .bat file that automates all of what needs done. Here it is:

REM Bat for changing permissions for font folder
REM Win 32bit only

cd \
attrib -r -s "C:\Windows\Fonts"
takeown /a /f C:\Windows\Fonts /r /d y
icacls C:\Windows\Fonts /grant administrators:F
icacls C:\Windows\Fonts /grant users:M
icacls C:\Windows\System32\FNTCACHE.DAT /grant users:M
echo \registry\machine\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts [1 5 7 17] >%temp%\a.txt
regini.exe %temp%\a.txt
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