Windows Operating System comes with a lot of Fonts by default and it is sufficient for regular use. But if you are designing some creative work, you might want some special fonts such as calligraphy fonts for a wedding card design. In this post, we shall see how to install fonts on Windows computer and also how to backup existing fonts from Windows computer.
To use any font on Window computer, it has to be installed first. After which, the font can be used in programs such as Microsoft Word or Photoshop etc.
How to install fonts in Windows Computer ?
Watch this short demo on how to install fonts or backup fonts on Windows Computer. If you to skip watching the video, read on.
Step One: Get the fonts downloaded to your computer.
To get fonts, just Google “Fonts Download” and you should be able to get links to download fonts. You can also try Google Fonts.
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Step Two: Extract the downloaded fonts file
Most fonts downloaded from the internet will be a ZIP (compressed) file which contains the font files. They would normally have .TTF or .OTF file extensions.
Extract the ZIP files using file compression and extraction tools such as WinZip or WinRAR or free 7zip software.
After extracting, you should be able to find the font files inside the folder. Font files have .ttf or .otf extensions.
You can either install the fonts individually or move all the font files into a single folder. You may have downloaded multiple font files. To install all the fonts at once, you may move all the .ttf or .otf files into one folder.
Step Three: Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Fonts
To install the fonts, Copy and Paste the font files in ‘Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Fonts’ and it will get installed.
If you have multiple font files downloaded and moved to a folder, you can select all and copy.
Step Four: Verify
Now that you have installed the fonts, verify if they are working.
Open applications such as Notepad or Word or Photoshop and confirm the new fonts installed are present by selecting the new font.
You can now start using the new fonts installed in any application on your Windows computer.
How to backup fonts already installed on your computer?
In case you want to backup the fonts installed on your Windows computer, say, to put it in another computer, you can do so easily.
Step One: Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Fonts or C > Windows >Fonts
Step Two: Copy the fonts you require or simply do CTRL+A to copy all
Step Three: Paste the fonts copied into a folder in Windows Explorer or to a USB drive.
You can then install the fonts on another computer following the same steps above.