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I want to be able to back up my default fonts from my Windows 8 Pro install. I'm going to be doing some stuff with my fonts, and I want to be able to get back all those is something happens to them. Typing in "C:\Windows\Fonts" just opens up the Font Control Panel page. They don't want to copy from there it seems. Can someone please help me with this.

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Scott, Windos, Karan, TFM Mar 13 '13 at 6:40

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Also keep an eye on Restore Default Font Files in Windows 8. :) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Mar 12 '13 at 23:47
according to this question in Windows 8 they are no longer stored in the windows fonts folder?? – Moab Apr 24 '15 at 2:48

Try doing this command line from an elevated command prompt:

copy foo:\windows\fonts\*.* bar

(foo stands for your windows installation drive letter; bar stands for destination path.)

It should do the job.

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