Solved Missing System Font?


Lieuallen

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I have recently upgraded (from Windows 7!) to Windows 11 Pro. I also added Open-Shell and ExplorerPatcher, and I'm very happy and comfortable. But, I seem to be missing a system font, because a few icons on the Settings pages are simply small rectangles (screenshot attached, rectangles circled in red). Does anyone know which font I accidentally deleted?
 
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11 Pro 21H2 22000.856

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    i5-12400
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B660M DS3H
    Memory
    32GB T-Force Vulcan 3200
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 1080 Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2405FPW and Dell 2408WFP
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    1920x1200
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    Axiom 500GB NVMe
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    EVGA SuperNova GT 750W
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    DIY-PC ARGB-Q8
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    upHere S5BK tower
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    Dell wireless
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    400 Mb/s
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    APC ES650 UPS
Mine doesn't mention Region on the top of the panel so I'd wonder if a second language or multi-language is installed. Segoe UI is the Default Font on mine.

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
have recently upgraded (from Windows 7!
Please explain. You had Windows 7 on a 12th generation i5? Why?
One cannot upgrade 7 to 11, only 10 to 11, with having all kinds of issues. In fact, it's not supposed to even be possible. You should have done a clean install of 11, not an upgrade.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Glasscutter is correct. You cannot upgrade from W7 direct to W11. If you really must do that, keeping installed apps, then you have to upgrade from W7 > W10 first, then W10 to W11.

In fact, it is possible to upgrade from even further back than that and keep all installed apps. I have upgraded an XP machine to W10 in order to continue using the MS Office that was installed on it. I had to take it through XP>Vista, Vista>W7, W7>W10. W11 is a step too far because it only started from a 32-bit install of XP.

But a serial upgrade should not be the cause of your font problem. Typically fonts go AWOL with the use of 3rd party tweakers like WinAero, most often the : in the system tray clock is a victim of this, appearing as a block.
I also added Open-Shell and ExplorerPatcher...
I would look there for potentials issues....
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, and the Insider Canary build as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.


    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
I do apologize -- it was quite a while ago, so I just forgot. On my old system (i7-3770 Optiplex), I had installed Windows 10 on a separate drive and used it to create a dual-boot system. But I really didn't like Win10, so I rarely used it. Just to see what the fuss was about, I upgraded Win10 to Win11. Once I found Open-Shell and ExplorerPatcher, I found I liked it. So, when I built my new system, I created a disk image of the Win11 drive and installed it on the boot drive. So, to me, it felt like going from Win7 to Win11; the in-between Win10 step was gone and forgotten!

I am an obsessed "junk file" cleaner. I installed Win11 single language (because I don't need all the Hindi, Cyrillic, Hieroglyphic or Cuneiform fonts!) I deleted several fonts that I thought I'd never use (all the near duplicates of Arial and Times New Roman and probably several others). I'm wondering if I managed to delete the font that contains the little arrows, triangles and icons that appear in the Settings screens.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    i5-12400
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B660M DS3H
    Memory
    32GB T-Force Vulcan 3200
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 1080 Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2405FPW and Dell 2408WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Axiom 500GB NVMe
    Seagate 4TB Terascale HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNova GT 750W
    Case
    DIY-PC ARGB-Q8
    Cooling
    upHere S5BK tower
    Keyboard
    Dell wireless
    Mouse
    Dell wireless
    Internet Speed
    400 Mb/s
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    APC ES650 UPS
I deleted several fonts that I thought I'd never use....
Ah, that could do it. Have you still got these ones?


And in general, anything else listed in this article.....

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, and the Insider Canary build as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.


    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
Thanks, Bree! The Fluent Icons was the one I was missing. Installed it, and now I've got all the little icons (makes sense, given the name of the font!). Many thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    i5-12400
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B660M DS3H
    Memory
    32GB T-Force Vulcan 3200
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 1080 Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2405FPW and Dell 2408WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Axiom 500GB NVMe
    Seagate 4TB Terascale HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNova GT 750W
    Case
    DIY-PC ARGB-Q8
    Cooling
    upHere S5BK tower
    Keyboard
    Dell wireless
    Mouse
    Dell wireless
    Internet Speed
    400 Mb/s
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    APC ES650 UPS
Thanks, Bree! The Fluent Icons was the one I was missing. Installed it, and now I've got all the little icons (makes sense, given the name of the font!). Many thanks!
:thumbsup: Great news! Glad I could help....
You should mark this thread 'Solved' now :-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, and the Insider Canary build as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.


    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
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