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Windows 7: Cannot View Any Fonts Via Windows!

18 Jul 2010   #1
Mulsiphix

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Cannot View Any Fonts Via Windows!

I cannot preview any fonts in Windows 7 anymore. I haven't tried this for a very long time so I'm not sure what may have caused it or when. When I try to view a font in windows (double clicking on a font file) I receive an error message instead of the classic "The quick fox jumps over the..." examples of the font in action. I've already attempted to reset the font settings to their default (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Fonts\Font settings, click restore default font settings button) and I'm unsure of how to proceed. Anybody have any suggestions or ideas?

Double Clicking A Font File Should Produce





Instead I Receive This Error




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18 Jul 2010   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mulsiphix View Post
I cannot preview any fonts in Windows 7 anymore. I haven't tried this for a very long time so I'm not sure what may have caused it or when. When I try to view a font in windows (double clicking on a font file) I receive an error message instead of the classic "The quick fox jumps over the..." examples of the font in action. I've already attempted to reset the font settings to their default (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Fonts\Font settings, click restore default font settings button) and I'm unsure of how to proceed. Anybody have any suggestions or ideas?

Double Clicking A Font File Should Produce





Instead I Receive This Error


Hi Mulsiphix and welcome

Do you have a backup from before the problem started that you can restore from?

Do you have the windows 7 dvd from which to do a repair install?

The font files are located in the default locations correct?

Jan
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18 Jul 2010   #3
Mulsiphix

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No backup but yes I have the Windows DVD. I've done a repair install in the past and it reset a great deal of stuff in Windows. It took me forever to configure the settings back to the way I had them across the entire OS. Can this be fixed without such a drastic measure?
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