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Windows 7: How do I see font names before I install them?

07 Jan 2010   #1

Windows7 Pro x64
How do I see font names before I install them?


I have a huge number of Fonts files from my old WindowsXP PC.
They all have short unhelpful names.
How can I see what their font names will be when I install them in Windows7 ?


Shiperton Henethe

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #2


Have you tried to right click them and select "Preview" to see the fonts?

Win7 gives you the ability to preview the fonts, see the names, etc, and also gives you the ability to install them from the Preview.

As far as multiple fonts, you can select them all and do a Preview but it will open up multiple windows.

Fonts - Preview
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #3

Windows7 Pro x64

No, I mean I want to point at a directory with about 5,000 font in it and install all the Gill Sans ones for example!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 How do I see font names before I install them?

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