How to back-up and share fonts


This is a quick tutorial made to explain how to copy fonts for backup and sharing.

Sharing paid font’s is illegal. Only use the method outlined in this post for sharing free fonts or backing up fonts that you own!

  1. Navigate to C:\Windows\Font or click Start>Control Panel>Fonts
  2. Find the font you wish to send. The name of the file may not necessarily be under the name you might expect and there may be a suffix to the font like “Regular” or “Compressed Light”.
  3. To back these fonts up, slect the fonts for backup and copy them to your backup location. For sharing, copy this to a removable media device or copy into a folder which can then be zipped and emailed to the recipient.
  4. To restore or install the font, you should right click the font file and select “Install”

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