Can't Install ANY Fonts in Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 7
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    Can't Install ANY Fonts in Windows 10


    Hi
    I had tried almost every possible ways posted such as enable/disable firewalls, etc in order to drag and drop to install a font in windows 10. All I got is something like a 'not a valid font' always. This is a brand new windows 10 and I wonder if there will be a patch/fix for this problem. thanks
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    kuoweiwang said:
    Hi
    I had tried almost every possible ways posted such as enable/disable firewalls, etc in order to drag and drop to install a font in windows 10. All I got is something like a 'not a valid font' always. This is a brand new windows 10 and I wonder if there will be a patch/fix for this problem. thanks
    On the font you want to install, right click on it and there is an option to install. If there are several fonts, highlight them, right click and click on install. If some of the fonts are already installed, the program will prompt you that it is already installed.
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    magilla said:
    On the font you want to install, right click on it and there is an option to install. If there are several fonts, highlight them, right click and click on install. If some of the fonts are already installed, the program will prompt you that it is already installed.
    Hi I did exactly what you said and it does not work. Please see my screen shots. ID003.TTF.txt

    I also added the font itself. Please remove the .txt and install it to see if it works on your machine. tx
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    kuoweiwang said:
    Hi I did exactly what you said and it does not work. Please see my screen shots. ID003.TTF.txt

    I also added the font itself. Please remove the .txt and install it to see if it works on your machine. tx
    I tried your Font and it also warned it is not a valid Font file. What I see in C:\Windows\Fonts is that a large number of them are less than 100KB in size, your file is 1818KB or about 1.8MB in size, way too large and suggests corruption or infection.
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    Berton said:
    I tried your Font and it also warned it is not a valid Font file. What I see in C:\Windows\Fonts is that a large number of them are less than 100KB in size, your file is 1818KB or about 1.8MB in size, way too large and suggests corruption or infection.

    Thanks for giving it a try. This font is able to be imported and used in windows 7. I guess its not compatible to windows 10.
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    kuoweiwang said:
    Thanks for giving it a try. This font is able to be imported and used in windows 7. I guess its not compatible to windows 10.
    For a one-time use a Font doesn't actually have to be installed for some programs to be able to use it, just won't be available automatically until it is installed. So it's back to getting that error when double-clicking it, something wrong with the file.
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  7. magilla's Avatar
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    Did you say you cannot install ANY fonts? Or just this one font, which appears to be identified as a non-font.
    I did try to install and it states is not a font file. Is this a foreign (non-English) font?
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    magilla said:
    Did you say you cannot install ANY fonts? Or just this one font, which appears to be identified as a non-font.
    I did try to install and it states is not a font file. Is this a foreign (non-English) font?
    BTW, yes forgot to mention. It is a Chinese font and was working perfectly fine in Windows 7. I think I can install other fonts without issue. But I've got a bunch of those Chinese fonts needed for my publisher files. Without those fonts being available on my Windows 10 machine, I have to edit those publisher files on some windows 7 machine; very inconvenient.

    Well I guess there is no obvious fix for this.
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  9. magilla's Avatar
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    kuoweiwang said:
    BTW, yes forgot to mention. It is a Chinese font and was working perfectly fine in Windows 7. I think I can install other fonts without issue. But I've got a bunch of those Chinese fonts needed for my publisher files. Without those fonts being available on my Windows 10 machine, I have to edit those publisher files on some windows 7 machine; very inconvenient.

    Well I guess there is no obvious fix for this.
    so strange that they work on 7 and not 10. Seems like any font file running on 7 should run on 10. Are they associated with a particular publishing software program? I'm just wondering if the software program might have a blog or support group that could help you. If I find out anything I'll let you know.
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    magilla said:
    so strange that they work on 7 and not 10. Seems like any font file running on 7 should run on 10. Are they associated with a particular publishing software program? I'm just wondering if the software program might have a blog or support group that could help you. If I find out anything I'll let you know.
    No, I am pretty sure those Chinese fonts are NOT associating to the MS Publisher files. Since I installed those fonts first before creating the publisher files on my Windows 7 machine. Yes, I am very surprised that those fonts don't work on Windows 10.
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