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Windows 7: Can I just copy old fonts folder from old installation to new?

04 Dec 2014   #1

W7 64 Ult
Can I just copy old fonts folder from old installation to new?

Hi. I have a new install of W7 Ult. On my old HD (still intact), I have many fonts in my Windows/Fonts folder that I had found and d/l-ed over the years. I would like to not loose these - am trying to avoid picking out the non-standard fonts one by one. Can I just take the fonts folder from the old installation and merge it with the folder from the new install?

Thanks in advance.
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04 Dec 2014   #2
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

In principle that should work.
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04 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

Generally it's best to Install the Fonts desired so programs know about them. Copying to the Fonts Folder may be a choice during the Install. I've done it with Fonts I stored on a CD.
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05 Dec 2014   #4

W7 64 Ult

So, this can in fact be done. Just open C:\Windows\Fonts, open the old fonts folder (so you can actually see the fonts in both folders), select all the fonts from the old folder, drag them to C:\Windows\Fonts, answering "no" to replacing current fonts. Select "do this for all items" (or whatever the verbiage is). Worked just fine here.

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