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    Windows Font Utility

    MS Fontview utility.

    I removed a program that I was evaluating. It turned out to have associated a number of my files with its own program. Since then, I have removed their associations with a of a number of file extensions but I am at sea as to how to recover my True Type file association.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Windows Font Utility

    Does the following work?
    - Open Windows Explorer.
    - Select Tools | Folder Options...
    - Activate the File Types tab.
    - Locate and select TrueType fonts (.TTF)
    - Click Edit...
    - Select Open and click Edit...
    - The application to be started should be C:WINDOWSSystemFontView.exe %1
    - Check DDE and set Application to FontView and Subject to System.
    - Click OK until you're back in Windows Explorer.

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    Re: Windows Font Utility

    Unfortunately, the method you suggested did not work. The file: FontView.exe is in my basic C:Windows folder and the method did not work when I tried to use it with the file in this folder. When using the basic C:WindowsFont(any file), the response was that the font was not a valid ttf file.

    Does my Windows Me OS have any different process from normal?

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    Re: Windows Font Utility

    Dear Hans
    I have a problem somewhat similar to the one which you are answering here.
    Even though all of my TTF fonts remain in the Windows/Fonts folder where they belong, all of the applications and OS dialog boxes have lost the ability to use any but the few basic Windows fonts (5, I think). This is a disaster. Not that I thought it would solve the problem, but perhaps at least allow me to look at them - I tried your suggesting re FontView. On my machine, FONTVIEW.exe is in the Windows Folder itself (not the SYSTEM subfolder and running FontView even after correctly assigning the file association as suggested, returns an error message saying that there are no valid TTF in the specified folder.
    How do you suggest that I get my fonts back?
    Any help will be appreciated.
    Nicholas van der Meulen
    Tokyo

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    Re: Windows Font Utility

    I don'r know much about this kind of problem.
    - Make sure that the Fonts folder has System and Read-only attributes set. This is required for correct functioning of the Fonts folder.
    - Check that you haven't set a generic/text printer as default printer. You must have a printer that supports TrueType fonts as default printer.
    - Perhaps Missing TrueType Fonts in Fonts Folder or Programs will help.

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    Re: Windows Font Utility

    Dear Hans
    I'm sorry I "cross posted". This is the first time I ever used this forum and your post in this thread was a few months old, so . . .
    Well, I won't do iy again.
    Nick

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    Re: Windows Font Utility

    Dear Hans
    I know that you say that you don't know much about this kind of problem, but I'm sure you know much more than I do.
    I tried everything that is suggested in the MS Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that you suggested.
    In it, it tells me after moving all of the fonts to an empty folder, to delete the registry Fonts key and then add it again. But when I do that, the fonts folder still contains the TTC and FON fonts that I cannot move. When I try reinstalling the TTC (I mean the TTF) fonts, they are not moved. The system doesn't seem to even recognize the TTF fonts.
    Is there anything that you suggest I try next?
    Thank you for your help
    Nick / Tokyo

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    Re: Windows Font Utility

    Sorry, no idea. I hope that somebody else will chime in.

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    Re: Windows Font Utility

    Dear Hans
    While I do not fully understand what the nice lady at Hitachi customer support tried to explain to me, it appears that the problem had to do with a corruption of ''the cache'' which was solved by rebooting the machine in the safe mode, shutting it down and restarting it. That was all there was to it. It seems that booting in the Safe Mode clears the cache and when I rebooted, the TTF fonts all 'came back'.
    I guess that sometimes customer service people really can help.
    I do, however, really appreciate your attempts to help.
    Best regards
    Nick / Tokyo

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