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Windows 7: Deleted Original Windows Fonts how to get them back?

26 Apr 2010   #1
john13134

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Deleted Original Windows Fonts how to get them back?

Hello all,

I was recently looking up some solutions for a Photoshop problem i had recently and one of the solutions were that i delete some of the original windows fonts
turns out....that solution did not fix my Photoshop and i would like to know if there is any way to get back the original windows fonts i deleted?
i have already tryed system restore but it goes way to far back to when i really had serious issues with my comp so is there any other way?
as always thanx for any help you guys can give a me.


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26 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

You could try a repair install, that might replace the fonts, but I'm not sure.

You also might be able to find the fonts in question on your install dvd. It would be located within the x86/x64 directory and then under the fonts directory. If you can't find it, search for it via the search command.
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26 Apr 2010   #3
john13134

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
You could try a repair install, that might replace the fonts, but I'm not sure.

You also might be able to find the fonts in question on your install dvd. It would be located within the x86/x64 directory and then under the fonts directory. If you can't find it, search for it via the search command.
i'll try that!
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26 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Run Shadow Explorer, navigate to a restore point (shadow) where they were still intact and find them in C\Windows. Then right click on the folder and EXPORT (best to C\Windows in your system). Just make sure that there is not already a fonts folder. If there is, rename it to Fonts(2) before you make the transaction. You may have to first take ownership of that old fonts folder before you can rename it.
If that does not work, you can download mine from this site. Use "regular download" - but it is a big folder of over 200MBs, so it will take a few minutes.
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26 Apr 2010   #5
john13134

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Run Shadow Explorer, navigate to a restore point (shadow) where they were still intact and find them in C\Windows. Then right click on the folder and EXPORT (best to C\Windows in your system). Just make sure that there is not already a fonts folder. If there is, rename it to Fonts(2) before you make the transaction. You may have to first take ownership of that old fonts folder before you can rename it.
If that does not work, you can download mine from this site. Use "regular download" - but it is a big folder of over 200MBs, so it will take a few minutes.
Thank you
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26 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by john13134 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Run Shadow Explorer, navigate to a restore point (shadow) where they were still intact and find them in C\Windows. Then right click on the folder and EXPORT (best to C\Windows in your system). Just make sure that there is not already a fonts folder. If there is, rename it to Fonts(2) before you make the transaction. You may have to first take ownership of that old fonts folder before you can rename it.
If that does not work, you can download mine from this site. Use "regular download" - but it is a big folder of over 200MBs, so it will take a few minutes.
Thank you
You are welcome. Did you get them back?
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27 Apr 2010   #7
john13134

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by john13134 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Run Shadow Explorer, navigate to a restore point (shadow) where they were still intact and find them in C\Windows. Then right click on the folder and EXPORT (best to C\Windows in your system). Just make sure that there is not already a fonts folder. If there is, rename it to Fonts(2) before you make the transaction. You may have to first take ownership of that old fonts folder before you can rename it.
If that does not work, you can download mine from this site. Use "regular download" - but it is a big folder of over 200MBs, so it will take a few minutes.
Thank you
You are welcome. Did you get them back?
well....not really
it did not have me courier font..
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27 Apr 2010   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007 installs the same font set as Windows 7 has. So just install the Viewer and the fonts should be restored.
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27 Apr 2010   #9
john13134

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007 installs the same font set as Windows 7 has. So just install the Viewer and the fonts should be restored.
gonna try that now!
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