Serious Issue: All Text in Windows Explorer Disappears?


  1. Posts : 658
    Windows 10
       #1

    Serious Issue: All Text in Windows Explorer Disappears?


    Hey guys,

    This has only had to me 3 times in the past 12 months or so, but it's very concerning when it does happen.

    What happens is all the text in Windows Explorer will disappear and nothing is readable.

    I've always been able to fix the problem by doing a restart, but it'd be great if I could prevent it from happening.

    My Windows 10 PC is fully updated.

    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 4,543
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Please restore Windows default font settings from Control Panel --> Fonts -->Font settings and click Restore default font settings.
    Restart your computer.
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  3. Posts : 5,184
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2
       #3

    Did you change the default colour scheme for the text and backgrounds? Perhaps you can show us a screenshot of what you have.
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  4. Posts : 658
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks!

    Is it possible for me to see what my fonts will look like before I restart?
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  5. Posts : 4,543
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    NiceAndShy said:
    Thanks!

    Is it possible for me to see what my fonts will look like before I restart?
    The font on Windows 10 is called Segoe UI, and if you don't like it, you can use this below, which will walk you through the steps to modify the registry to change the default system font on your computer.

    Change Default System Font in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Jan 2018 at 09:34. Reason: updated link
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  6. Posts : 284
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #6

    Can’t say I’ve run into that one. Other than resetting font settings as previously mentioned, run system file checker by opening CMD prompt and typing “sfc /scannow” Also make sure gfx drivers are up to date.
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  7. Posts : 11,203
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #7

    Hi there

    Try the simplest things first -- is Video connection between computer and monitor decent --i.e if using HDMI cable is it properly plugged in.
    If using separate graphics / gaming card -- has it come slightly loose. Are keyboard and mouse connected properly.

    If these are OK then try booting the stand alone version of Macrium restore -- you should see immediately from that if your video / keyboard are working properly. In not then you know it's a video problem - otherwise it's Windows.

    If it's a windows problem restore from a previous backup -- you should always have REGULAR backups of the OS --programs like Macrium are excellent and FREE -- no excuse not to have backups. Keep Windows OS in it's own partition if you've only 1 HDD otherwise keep on separate HDD / SSD.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Posts : 658
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Hey guys,

    I know this is an old thread, but I just had this problem re-occur yesterday for me... I rebooted Windows 10 and everything was back to normal, but it's still scary for me to know that all of the text on my screen disappears.

    Is there any new information about this problem?
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