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I just want to make sure, but is the font folder in Windows 7 and in Vista still "C:\WINDOWS\fonts" ?

If not, or if it's changeable, is there an available ENVAR that will point me there?

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To my knowledge it's still at that location. Are you having problems installing fonts?

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  • Alright thank you. No, I have an application which depends on fonts, and few free fonts have Unicode glyphs, so I want to use the wide array provided by Microsoft, but I can't redistribute Windows fonts. So, I decided to peek in to the fonts folder and use a font there, defaulting to a free font if it's not there. Thanks, and I'll accept when it lets me =p
    – Kaslai
    Apr 1, 2011 at 0:52
  • Hehehe no problem glad to help :)
    – n0pe
    Apr 1, 2011 at 0:57
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You should use %windir%\Fonts in case the local installation of Windows is not in C:\Windows.

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They are still there. Fonts can be installed outside of that directory by checking an option in control panel -> font settings, but even then you install the fonts by placing a shortcut in the fonts folder.

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They are still there. Fonts can be installed outside of that directory by checking an option in control panel -> font settings, but even then you install the fonts by placing a shortcut in the fonts folder.

Great advice but what are the steps for doing this. This is like giving a little child a candy in a wrapper that they cant open. Unfortunately many forums are like this, only half of the solution is given or people post a problem but there is no FIX shown.

Becomes a total waste of time, I avoid most forums and answer sites for this reason. Frustrating to say the least.

Try This(worked for me) Start:Run: copy "%windir%\Fonts" from above and paste it into the open box and click ok. Sends you to Add Fonts Under folders (c:\windows\fonts) Click on Fonts Folder. list of fonts box will now populate. Find the font you want and click on install

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