Some Windows 10 users have complained that when you try to install fonts on your PC and copy and paste a font into the Windows Fonts folder, the font doesn’t show up in the Fonts folder and then a message appears saying that the font is already installed. Do you want to replace it?
When adding a new font to your computer, follow all the steps to download the font, expand the font archive, and install the font. If an application, such as a word processing program like Microsoft Word, does not recognize the font, it may be damaged. Some font problems can be solved by uninstalling and reinstalling the font. If the font is still not displaying correctly, follow these troubleshooting tips.
Why are installed fonts not displaying in Windows 10
- Sometimes font errors are caused by high DPI display levels. The solution is to disable the high DPI settings. To do this, follow these steps:
- If you are having problems with fonts in Windows 10, the problem may be in the registry. Sometimes problems can occur if the registry values are wrong and you need to change them manually to fix them.
- If your computer has font errors, the problem may be related to a particular update. Sometimes an update can cause this problem, and the only way to fix it is to find the problematic update and remove it.
To fix the problem of not displaying installed fonts in Windows 10, follow these steps
Restart the app
When you install a font, all apps automatically detect it. The font selection tool in the app lists the font. However, if you don’t see the font there, close and reopen the app and check the font tool. The font you just installed will be displayed.
Checking other applications
It is possible that the font you have installed is not compatible with the application you want to use it in. To check if a font is installed correctly, see if it appears in other applications.
- Open the Start menu and go to the list of applications.
- Expand Windows Accessories.
- Open WordPad.
- Open the font selection tool and see if the newly installed font appears.
- If the font is listed, it is possible that the application you are trying to use does not support it. Check the app’s font specifications and try a different font.
Fonts are easy to install, but that doesn’t mean that installation can’t go wrong. If it does, the easiest way is to delete the font and reinstall it.
- Open File Explorer and go to the following folder.
- Copy and paste the font file into the folder above.
- If you see a prompt asking if you want to replace the file, so be it.
- You can also delete the font from the above folder and then copy it back.
Checking the type of font
Not all font files have the same format. There are three commonly used font formats: OpenType, TrueType, and Web Open Font Format.
All three are supported by Windows 10. If your font is a different type, or if you’ve used an online tool to convert the font to one of the supported types, it probably won’t be recognized. You will have to use a different font.
To check the font type, look at the extension of the font file.
- OTF: OpenType font.
- TTF: TrueType font
- WOFF: Open web font format
All Google fonts are compatible with Windows 10.
Try a different font
The last way to find out why a font isn’t displaying on Windows 10 is to install a new, different font. If the font you installed appears in the application, it is likely that the font you installed and intended to use in the first place is the cause of the problem.
Frequently Asked Questions
If a font is not a custom font and does not appear in your Office application, it may be corrupted. To reinstall a font, see Mac OS X: Locating and Using Fonts.
The easiest way to solve all font problems is to use special font management software. To avoid this problem, it is highly recommended to check the integrity of your fonts. If a particular font is not installed in Windows 10, you may need to change your security settings.
Usually, this folder is either C: WINDOWS or C: WINNTFONTS. Once you have that folder open, select the fonts you want to install from the other folder and copy them to the Fonts folder.
If you want to see what a font looks like, open the Fonts folder, right-click on the font file and click Preview. Another way to view installed fonts is through the Control Panel. In Windows 7 and Windows 10, go to Control Panel -> Fonts.