How to Backup Installed Fonts in Windows 10 (& Restore)

If you want to copy installed fonts in one system to another, you can create a backup of all installed fonts in Windows. Here’s how.

Windows comes with a large amount of default fonts. Should you didn’t find the font of your choice, you could upload custom fonts. In fact, there are dedicated websites and services like Google Fonts which offer high-quality fonts for free. Typically, Windows causes it to be pretty simple to install custom fonts. All you have to do is right-click on the downloaded font and choose install. If you’re downloading a font in the Microsoft Store, you just need to click the install button on the store page.

After you’ve installed all of your favorite font and done establishing, you can create a full Windows fonts backup. This eliminates the necessity to redownload the fonts and set them up manually whenever you reinstall Windows. Not only that but you can also copy the fonts between two systems using the same backup.

So, without further ado, allow me to show the steps to backup fonts in Windows.

Note: The steps shown below can be followed in Windows 7 and Windows 8 too. It is not limited to Windows 10.

Backup Fonts in Windows

Backing up fonts is fairly. Due to the fact Windows stores all the installed fonts in one directory. So, simply by copying all the files in that directory, you’re essentially backing up all of the fonts in Windows.

1. First, open the Run dialog box by pressing the Win + R keyboard shortcut. Within the blank field, copy “C:\Windows\Fonts” and then click the “Ok” button.

2. The above action will open the great old Fonts settings window. This really is essentially a folder. However, it seems with font specific options and has a little bit of makeover compared to other regular folders. Here, select all of the files by pressing the Ctrl + A keyboard shortcut. Next, right-click and choose the “Copy” option.

3. Now, create a new folder on your hard drive, open it and press the Ctrl + V keyboard shortcut. The fonts is going to be copied to that folder. For the way many fonts you’ve, it will take a matter of seconds to complete the backup process.

That’s it. You’ve successfully supported the Windows Fonts.

Restore Fonts in Windows

After backing up the fonts, you will need to restore those fonts at one time or another. To do that, stick to the below steps.

1. Restoring the fonts is fairly easy. First, open the font backup folder. Next, select all files while using Ctrl + A shortcut. Next, right-click and select “Install for all users” option.

2. Since some fonts might already contained in Windows. If that’s the case, you will notice an alert window. Here, choose the “Do this for those current items” checkbox and then click the “No” button. It’s not necessary to reinstall already installed fonts.

That’s it. As soon as you click the button, the fonts is going to be installed in Windows. To ensure that, open the start menu, search for “Fonts” or “Font Settings” and click on the search result to open the font manager. Here, you need to see all the fonts you simply restored.