How can I fix my font folder in Windows?

Episode 1163 (1:34:28)

Howard from Tarzana, CA

Howard creates fonts as a hobby and he's even sold some. But he's having issues being able to install fonts in Windows 7. He sees that it's there, but he can't see it in an application or in the font folder. Leo says that Howard may have routed the font in an improper fashion that caused it to go wrong. He should right click on the font and use install. Here's how - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Install-or-delete-fonts. That will make it work properly.

Also, Windows 7 has a limit of 500 fonts it can use. So removing some could make it work better. There's also a tech note from Microsoft on how to fix it - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/restore-font-folder-to-original-condition/2b9abd5b-81b0-40c3-81db-dabfd9bea551.

Here's another page with information on how to restore the original Windows 7 font folder - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/how-to-restore-the-original-windows-7-font-folder/617729c1-edcf-43c6-9507-936cc015f334

Check out this book: Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works - http://www.amazon.com/Stop-Stealing-Sheep-Works-Edition/dp/0201703394