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    Find not finding fonts in Fonts folder

    Have NT4 (SP6a).
    If via Windows Explorer I open the folder %SystemRoot%Fonts, I see all of the 298 installed fonts there. Almost all of them are TrueType fonts of extension ttf. However, if I do a search for all TrueType font files via
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    the result is only a short list of files in the folder $NtServicePackUninstall$.

    Does anyone else observe this too ?

    Note -- the Fonts folder nor any of the font files within it are checked as hidden.

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    Re: Find not finding fonts in Fonts folder

    I have no problems searching for (and finding) ttf files in the %systemroot%fonts directory.

    As always it begets the question, how are you logging in? Do you have administrative privileges?
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    Re: Find not finding fonts in Fonts folder

    Yep. I always log on as Administrator. The Fonts directory has Administrator set for Full Control, and for each of the files in it I see that same permission.

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    Re: Find not finding fonts in Fonts folder

    Surprisingly, I discovered that the old utility named File Manager (winfile.exe) can find the .ttf files in the Fonts folder. I simply set it to be looking in drive-C, then File > Search > Search for: *.ttf > OK.

    This is further proof that my Find utility is not functioning dependably.

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    Re: Find not finding fonts in Fonts folder

    Ouch, I had a very similar problem in Windows 2000. Except that there, it Dr. Watson on me.

    Can you go to a command prompt and get results typing in DIR C:WINNTFONTS? Perhaps some flaky GUI problem, even though that doesn't solve anything it may give a clue. System level, or GUI level.
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    Re: Find not finding fonts in Fonts folder

    Thanks for trying to help, Mark. The command DIR C:WINNTFONTS does in fact return the complete list of all the .ttf files in that folder.

    Hmm...

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