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This served great for the project I was working on but now it's slowing me down too much. I've tried going to %windir%\fonts and ordering them by date modified so I would delete all of the ones that were installed yesterday but they all weirdly show the same date from the first to the last file. I can't uninstall them all because the system is already using some of them and I wouldn't want to lose Helvetica for example. I've tried to search for the default names to back them up but they simply don't show up, I don't know why, probably because there's just so much stuff up there now, every search takes ages to get done. So I don't know what to do. Selecting fonts on Word now force closes it. Not good. I'm on Win 8 x64

EDIT: searching by the search field is taking ages so I just type the name of the font while having any file in the fonts folder selected then it takes me to the right front. Looking for e.g. Consolas takes me to it and the file's properties have an appropriate date but they're not being ordered by it and it's almost impossible now to search over 30,000 fonts and pick the Win default ones

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Microsoft link: Fonts supplied with Windows 8 – nixda Sep 8 '13 at 20:56
I couldn't find a download pack on this. I can't download them all – Thiago Sep 8 '13 at 21:21
Make a backup of all 30.000 fonts, delete the complete original fonts folder, open CMD window (right-click » run as admin), type SFC / SCANNOW. Windows has a backup of all system fonts under C:\Windows\WinSXS, but you can't just search for them and copy them over. You have to use System file checker utility. Read more – nixda Sep 8 '13 at 21:30
Upvoting just for the slug metaphor - have you tried salt? Unless its a Neptunian slug, in which case definitely don't use salt. – wingedsubmariner Sep 8 '13 at 23:35
Scan is done, nixda. What should I do now? winged, look for "caracol babosa" on youtube, I wouldn't wanna do that to my precious computer ;) – Thiago Sep 8 '13 at 23:39

I've erased %windir%\fonts\*.* in cmd and it just prevented me to erase the ones that were being used. Rebooted and installed a random MS software and some of my favorite fonts, especially Pragmata Pro, and now it's all good again. Still hoping for a more elegant solution.

Pro-tip: Don't install 30,000 fonts on your computer :-)

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Open Windows Explorer and type *.ttf datemodified/datecreated:yesterdaysdate

That should find the fonts you need to delete.

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that's the whole issue. I've tried grouping them instead of sorting to get a better visualization but all of the fonts are modified/created at oldest by yesterday. Some are grouped by "sometime in the future"(?) although their properties show their right modification date (yesterday). I've edit the question a little bit if you want to take a look. – Thiago Sep 8 '13 at 21:06
Oh right. What if you change datemodified to datecreated? – Yass Sep 8 '13 at 21:08
Both are the same, I've tried it – Thiago Sep 8 '13 at 21:11
What about deleting them all and downloading the original Win8 fonts as suggest by @nixda above? – Yass Sep 8 '13 at 21:13
There isn't a download pack and I can't sort through the default ones from the new ones. – Thiago Sep 8 '13 at 21:22

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