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How do I copy fonts to my new computer

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Drip Dry, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Drip Dry

    Drip Dry Very Active Member

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    I've been trying to copy my fonts from my old machine to the new one.
    If I copy and paste them either to an external hard drive or through the network, some of them paste into the new computer with a different name.Most are OK.

    In other words "University Roman" changes to "67034___" or
    "Bertram let" changes to "betram___"

    Flexi dosen't reconize the newly renamed fonts

    Any idea of how to get them in with the proper name

    Thanks
    JT
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    When you install them on the new computer, do not copy and paste them. Instead use the Fonts > File > Install command and navigate to where you have the fonts saved. This insures that menu names and registry entries remain correct.
     
  3. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    You may also move them to the new computer by first zipping the folder they're in before transferring. This can also help prevent problems with all kinds of transfers.
     
  4. Drip Dry

    Drip Dry Very Active Member

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    Fred, that may work when installing to the new computer but, the problem is getting it to an external drive to move them. It is on the network but, it won't let me access the folder because it says that it used for the operating system.

    Harold, I zipped the files and it had the same result.

    I think Tomorrow I will try renaming the bad files back to the correct names and see if that does anything.
     
  5. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Try going in through the Control Panel > Fonts and just copy/paste them out to your external drive. Then use the CP > fonts > install to get them onto the new computer.
     
  6. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    Just something to think about before you load them into the new computer. You really should do a antivirous scan on the location of the fonts. Fonts are so easy to corrupt with viruses.
     
  7. Drip Dry

    Drip Dry Very Active Member

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    Problem solved



    I found that when I looked at the font names listed in the directory it showed the wrong font names, but when I hovered the mouse over the filename, it showed it as the right name. So, I did as you suggested and right clicked on the name and installed the font. It now shows up correctly.

    Thank-You


    I've been running McAfee since the machine was new and just recently changed to Norton. Lately, I felt it was slowing down and my paranoia had me wondering if I had a virus .Had one years ago that wouldn't let me start
    the computer and learned my lesson the hard way about backups.

    Now, I read your post right after I installed everything.
    It's your fault if I can't sleep tonight

    Keeping my fingers crossed...
     
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