How to install (and delete) font files on Windows 10

How to install (and delete) font files on Windows 10

Windows 10 provides users with many fonts (fonts) pre-installed on the system, ensuring to fully serve basic needs. However, in many cases, business specifics may make you want to install more special fonts. Or vice versa, sometimes you may also want to get rid of problematic or unusable fonts for the “clean” system.

Here’s how to install or remove fonts in File Explorer Windows 10.

Install new fonts on Windows 10 with File Explorer

On Windows 10, you can install fonts in TrueType (.ttf), OpenType (.otf), TrueType Collection (.ttc), or PostScript Type 1 (.pfb + .pfm) formats. If the font files you want to install are already on your system, navigate to their location in File Explorer.

To install a font file, right-click the font file in File Explorer. From the menu that appears, choose ” Install ” (to install this font only for your user account) or ” Install for all users ” (to install it system-wide).

(Note: If you have downloaded the font file you want to install to your computer and don’t see an option to ” Install “, the file may be in an archive file, such as a ZIP file. then you can install it).

After clicking “ Install ”, you will see a small pop-up showing the installation progress.

Basically, if you install fonts on your entire system, Windows will copy the file you just selected to C: Windows Fonts , which is the system’s general fonts folder.

Once the installation is complete, your new font is ready for use.

Alternatively, to install fonts system-wide, you can also navigate to C: Windows Fonts and drag the font file you want to install directly into this folder.

Remove fonts on Windows 10 with File Explorer

Removing or removing an installed font in Windows 10 using File Explorer is just as simple. First, navigate to the Windows Fonts folder by opening a File Explorer window, pasting the path C: Windows Fonts into the address bar at the top of the window, and pressing Enter.

Once you have access to the folder, find the fonts you want to remove. Left click the font file you want to delete, then click the ” Delete ” button on the toolbar. (Alternatively, you can also right-click on the font file and choose “ Delele ” from the menu that appears).

(Warning: Before deleting a font, make sure you really want to delete it. Once deleted, the font file will not be put into the Recycle Bin as usual – it will be gone forever.)

Windows will display a confirmation window asking if you are sure you want to delete the file. Click ” Yes “.

The selected font will be immediately deleted. Repeat these steps for any other fonts you want to remove. Just make sure you don’t delete it by mistake!

If you feel uncomfortable handling fonts in File Explorer, you can also manage Windows 10 fonts using the Settings app. Just open Settings and go to Personalization> Fonts . Here, you can also view, manage, install and delete custom fonts.