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Windows 7: invalid fonts issue

23 Jun 2010   #1

W7 Pro 64bit
invalid fonts issue

Hello out there....
Trying to install a bunch of new fonts.
Keep getting "....invalid font".
Tried a few workarounds without any luck.
Decided to try logged in as administrator & worked no problem.
But, the new fonts now only show up in Word & Photoshop, etc. when logged as Admin.


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23 Jun 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

See if this helps you out with that,

Give users permission to install fonts under Windows 7

Towards the bottom is a possible fix for you.

Also what type of fonts are they?

Here's some general info too,

Fonts: frequently asked questions
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23 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

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
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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23 Jun 2010   #4

W7 Pro 64bit

so easy just to add a stinking font!
I will try this & return later!

ps... the fonts are TTF
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24 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate

Did the steps work?
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24 Jun 2010   #6

W7 Pro 64bit


I had to meet a deadline with something & could not get it to work.
Installed the new fonts on an XP machine & did what I needed to with them there no problem.
You know I was thinking about it & I installed three new TTF fonts on the Windows 7 machine w/o issue way back when I first installed Windows 7?
Why now would it be more of an issue (really a mess) than then?

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