Every version of Windows operating system ships with tens of beautiful fonts. While most PC users use one of the fonts available in the Windows operating system, some users prefer downloading and installing new fonts from the web.
If you happened to come across a good-looking font while browsing the web, you might want to download and install it on your Windows 10 PC so that you can use them while composing a new document or creating a banner in your favorite image editor.
Does Windows 10 support adding third-party fonts?
Installing a third-party font has always been an easy task in the Windows operating system, and Windows 10 is no exception. Unlike visual styles, Windows 10 allows installing third-party fonts without editing or replacing original system files. More importantly, new fonts can be installed without the help of third-party tools.
Where to download new fonts from?
There are many places on the web from where you can legally download fonts. Google fonts website is one of them. And if you’re interested in Google fonts, please go through our how to install Google fonts in the Windows guide for step-by-step instructions.
FontSquirrel is another safe place with hundreds of cool fonts. When downloading fonts from relatively unknown websites or font directories, please scan downloaded files or scan the URL using free services like VirusTotal.
Follow the directions in one of the methods given below to install new fonts in Windows 10.
Three ways to install third-party fonts in Windows 10
Method 1 of 3
Installing new fonts in Windows 10
Step 1: The first step is to download new fonts. If you already have downloaded fonts, please skip to the next step.
Step 2: If the downloaded fonts are saved in a zip file, right-click on the zip file, click Extract All, and save in your preferred location.
Step 3: Right-click on the font file that you wish to install and click the Install button to get it installed. If you have multiple fonts, right-click on each font and click the Install button.
Once fonts are installed, you can use them with any programs. For instance, if you have installed a cool font, you can use that font in Office Word or Paint program.
Method 2 of 3
Another way to install third-party fonts in Windows 10
Step 1: Extract the zip file containing fonts that you want to install and save all fonts on your desktop or any other preferred location.
Step 2: Copy fonts that you would like to install to Windows\Fonts folder located on the drive where Windows 10 is installed. For instance, if Windows 10 is installed on the “C” drive, then you need to copy font files to C:\Windows\Fonts folder.
When you copy font(s) to the above folder, you will see installing fonts message. Once installed, the font is ready to use.
Method 3 of 3
Use third-party tools to install fonts in Windows 10
There are a bunch of free third-party applications out there to help you manage fonts in Windows operating system. Programs like AMP Font Viewer, Font Frenzy, and Nexus Font are pretty good.
Uninstall fonts in Windows 10
If, for any reason, you want to uninstall a font, you can do so by following given below directions.
Step 1: Navigate to C:\Windows\Fonts directory (“C” is your Windows 10 installed drive).
Step 2: Select the font that you want to delete and then click the Delete option. Note a font family might include multiple files. In that case, double-click on the font family to view all fonts.
Have you installed new fonts in Windows 10?
Easiest way by far: Click in Windows 10’s new Search field (located just to the right of the Start button), type “fonts,” then click the item that appears at the top of the results: Fonts – Control panel. Have fun!
this did not work for me, i copied the fonts folder ( contents) the fonts folder in Windows 10, the entire system changed all the fonts !!!!!! unreadable icons !!!