Installed true type font not appearing in some user profiles (profile on another machine in the domain)

Ed Weyler 1 Reputation point
2021-01-21T02:46:39.197+00:00

I volunteer administering a nonprofits computer system. 35 pcs, windows server environment mostly hardwired. We set up pc's to an administrator and user profile for whoever is issued the pc. With a lot of growth (homeless day center) we have had in the last 18 months staffers will sometimes find a free pc Not their assigned) and sign in with their profile. The problem. We use a barcode font for certain reports that is not standard. I install it as needed. When I install it the font only appears in the user profile I was using. If I install it on Bob's pc it appears there yet does not appear in the administrator profile! Any other user logging onto that pc does not see the font. It is a TTF font. It is installed in the C/windows/fonts file. I tried installing as administrator. See it in admin but not in any other profile. I'm stumped. Can anyone help me please? Ed

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  1. Jenny Yan-MSFT 9,326 Reputation points
    2021-01-21T07:29:35.097+00:00

    Hi,
    In general, there will be option to install for all users when deploy Fonts in windows 10.
    How did you install the true type font on the machines? Any screenshots or links will be appreciated.

    Reference links:
    How to force Win10 to install fonts in C:\Windows\Fonts?
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/55264642/how-to-force-win10-to-install-fonts-in-c-windows-fonts
    How to Install Fonts in Windows 10
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/26715-install-fonts-windows-10-a.html

    Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.


    Hope this helps and please help to accept as Answer if the response is useful.

    Thanks,
    Jenny

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  2. Ed Weyler 1 Reputation point
    2021-01-21T15:17:40.74+00:00

    Thank you Jenny!! I grabbed the installed font from one machine and found the "install for all users" tick on it. Tested on a clean machine under multiple profiles and it worked!

    Now 34 more machines to install...

    You're the best!

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