I'm using Windows 10 x64 Pro and I'm unable to preview or install fonts.
When I try to preview a font (double click or
Right Click >> Preview), I get an error message that reads "The requested file <font file> is not a valid font file" as shown in the screenshot below:
When I try to install a font (
Right Click >> Install), another error that reads "The file <font file> does not appear to be a valid font" is shown (screenshot below):
Things I've checked:
- I have UAC enabled in my registry but set to lowest setting "Never Notify". I thought UAC had something to do with this, but the behavior is the same whether or not
EnableLUAis set to 0 or 1 in registry.
- I have checked the Event Viewer (Application and System sections) for hints to the problem, but this error is not reported at all in the logs from what I see. This seems strange.
Why can't I install fonts on Windows 10? I verified the behavior with several downloaded
ttf font files. So I'm fairly certain the files are not corrupted.
When I go to the Fonts section of Control Panel, I do not see an "Install Font" option in the "File" menu, as shown in the screenshot below.