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Get fonts to work on another user profile

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by capescafe, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. capescafe

    capescafe Thread Starter

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    I was just wondering how I can get my fonts to work on a different user profile on my computer. I don't normally work on my Admin profile. But I when I need to install a new font, I go do that in my Admin profile but when I come back to my other user profile I cannot find the font to use in Photoshop for example. Is there a way to fix this so my fonts are available no matter what profile I'm on?
     
  2. Dan O

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    Do not save them in the My Documents folder, which is unique per user.

    Create a separate font folder, such as C:\Font
     
  3. capescafe

    capescafe Thread Starter

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    I don't save them in the My Documents folder. I go to Windows > Fonts and click on Install New Font... and then install it. So isn't that folder for all users?
     
  4. Dan O

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    Yes, the C:\Windows\fonts folder should be available to all users. But try creating a C:\Fonts folder and see what happens.
     
  5. capescafe

    capescafe Thread Starter

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    Ok I'll try that. But then do I still install the fonts in the C://Windows/Fonts folder? Or do I just place the fonts in C://Fonts then install a new font but not copy it to the windows/fonts folder?
     
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