Personalization Install Fonts in Windows 11


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A font is a graphical representation of text that may include a different typeface, point size, weight, color, or design.

Windows comes with a variety of fonts, and you can download others from the Microsoft Store, a website (ex: Google Fonts), or other online source.

Make sure any downloaded font file is a True Type (.ttf) or OpenType (.otf) file to be used with Windows.

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This tutorial will show you how to install fonts for your account or all users in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Install Font(s) for All Users using Context Menu
  • Option Two: Install Font(s)f for Current User using Context Menu
  • Option Three: Install Font for Current User by Opening Font
  • Option Four: Install Font(s) for Current User in Settings
  • Option Five: Install Font(s) for Current User in File Explorer
  • Option Six: Install Font(s) for Current User in Control Panel
  • Option Seven: Install Font(s) for Current User in Microsoft Store




Option One

Install Font(s) for All Users using Context Menu


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option


1 Right click on one or more selected font(s) you want to install, and click/tap on Show more options. (see screenshot below)

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2 Click/tap on Install for all users. (see screenshot below)

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Option Two

Install Font(s)f for Current User using Context Menu


1 Perform one of the following actions: (see screenshots below)
  • Right click on one or more selected font(s) you want to install, and click/tap on Install.
  • Right click on one or more selected font(s) you want to install, click/tap on Show more options, and click/tap on Install.
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Option Three

Install Font for Current User by Opening Font


1 Double click/tap on the font to open it.

2 Click/tap on Install. (see screenshot below)

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Option Four

Install Font(s) for Current User in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Fonts on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Fonts settings

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3 Drag and drop one or more font(s) into the Drag and drop to install box. (see screenshot below)

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Option Five

Install Font(s) for Current User in File Explorer


1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Navigate to and open the C:\Windows\Fonts folder in File Explorer. (see screenshot below)

3 Drag and drop one or more font(s) into the Fonts folder.

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Option Six

Install Font(s) for Current User in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Fonts icon.

2 Drag and drop one or more font(s) into the Fonts control panel. (see screenshot below)

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Option Seven

Install Font(s) for Current User in Microsoft Store


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Fonts on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Fonts settings

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3 Click/tap on the Get more fonts in Microsoft Store link. (see screenshot below)

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4 Click/tap on the font (ex: "Georgia Pro") in the Microsoft Store you want to install. (see screenshot below)

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5 Click/tap on Get or Buy. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Hello @Brink

Options 1 and 2 don't work. I have missed the Install option from Context Menu.

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fontview.exe isn't listed in the Open with menu and doesn't work (by double-clicking on a font, the error message bellow appears).

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It (fontview.exe) works in the fonts folder (I can double click on a font to see preview).

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Continued in your existing thread for that issue. :-)
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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