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My Windows Fonts directory only displays 22 fonts, while i have around 1000 fonts installed. How do I unhide the remaining fonts?

When i view the fonts using BitStream Navigator I can view all fonts.

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Just because files are in C:\Windows\Fonts doesn't mean that they're "installed". What's in the registry under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts? – afrazier Feb 1 '12 at 16:14
    
solved this by running word in safe mode (run that: winword /safe ), create new doc, write and see if your font appear. It did for me, close the word-safe-mode, reopen your doc just by clicking on it. – Guillaume Combot Apr 1 at 13:39
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In Windows 7 you can show and hide fonts via the Control Panel. Specifically Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Fonts.

Once there, highlight the fonts you want visible and click "Show".

Additionally (and less Win7-specific), depending on your access, you may also be able to access the Fonts folder as a "regular" folder by using it's network UNC path:

\\localhost\c$\Windows\Fonts

Once there you can check and set hidden attributes on the font files themselves.

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