Windows 10: Missing Fonts after Creators Upgrade and difficulty reinstalling them Solved

  1.    14 Apr 2017 #1

    Missing Fonts after Creators Upgrade and difficulty reinstalling them

    My Windows 10 Professional Creators upgrade completed yesterday at Version 1703, OS Build 15063.138. This morning I find that something like 5-10% of my fonts are gone. After rabbiting around, it seems that MS has nuked the fonts that came with Corel Draw (x5). I've found them in Corel's Extras as .ttf files, but when I go to reinstall one, it tells me it's already installed.
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    I install/replace it anyway (with no errmsg) but it doesn't appear in the font panel afterwards.

    I have tried rebuilding the font cache, using this bat file found on the web:
    :: Stop and disable "Windows Font Cache Service" service
    sc stop "FontCache"
    sc config "FontCache" start=disabled
    sc query FontCache | findstr /I /C:"STOPPED"
    if not %errorlevel%==0 (goto FontCache)

    :: Grant access rights to current user for "%WinDir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService" folder and contents
    icacls "%WinDir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService" /grant "%UserName%":F /C /T /Q

    :: Delete font cache
    del /A /F /Q "%WinDir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\FontCache\*FontCache*"

    del /A /F /Q "%WinDir%\System32\FNTCACHE.DAT"

    :: Enable and start "Windows Font Cache Service" service
    sc config "FontCache" start=auto
    sc start "FontCache"

    but the font still is missing and the font panel still says it's already installed if I (repeatedly) reinstall.

    Suggestions? "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers......."
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  2.    14 Apr 2017 #2

    Hi, you could perhaps try completely uninstalling Corel Draw, with the help of Revo or Geek uninstaller (unless Corel provides a manual uninstall tool) then reinstall it.

    That's the most straightforward and least demanding approach in terms of brain-power, I guess.

    Note that added fonts are also removed if you do an in-place upgrade repair- which is essentially the same process as the upgrade. If so, it would seem an oversight.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    14 Apr 2017 #3

    Removing and reinstalling Corel Draw restored (most) all missing fonts

    <sigh> way more than should have been necessary, but that's the way it is with's not how well the bear dances, but that it dances at all. Many thanks, dalchina!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    14 Apr 2017 #4

    I feel the pain.. but progress..
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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