Installing fonts in Windows ME

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Hawaii Guy, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. Hawaii Guy

    Hawaii Guy Guest

    I want to install a font in ME, but cannot. There is no "Install Fonts"
    available under the File menu. Am I doing something wrong, or did I miss an
    Hawaii Guy, Sep 7, 2004
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  2. Hawaii Guy

    Alan Edwards Guest

    This is not a Windows Update question but try this:

    Fonts folder has lost its system properties.
    This will be obvious if viewing the fonts folder. You will not have
    the names and the "Install new font" option under file.
    If so:
    Check the protection in Properties on folder c:\windows\fonts
    If it is not shown with a check in System, then you cannot install
    new fonts. It should also be protected, so you may not be able to
    alter from Explorer.
    In DOS mode, (or from Start-Run) use the command
    attrib +s c:\windows\fonts
    Reboot and all should be OK

    Use TweakUI
    Tweak UI 1.33 for Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Millennium
    Edition, Windows 98 or Windows 95.
    Details at: (may wrap)
    Download at:

    The system attribute is normally the problem and the DOS fix is the
    solution in the majority of the last few hundred responses I have made
    to similar problems. The Fonts folder will not function as a special
    folder without the system attribute. The other common problem is that
    the hidden desktop.ini is missing or corrupt and TweakUI will fix
    There is a third problem mentioned here but, in my experience, this
    one is uncommon.
    (Fontext.dll file may be missing or damaged)

    Missing Menu Commands in the Fonts Folder

    Alan Edwards, Sep 7, 2004
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