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manage installed non-system fonts

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:32 pm
by prazim
Hi,
there may be a way to do this that I haven't already discovered, but I would love Font Expert to be able to move all installed non-system fonts to a designated directory.
Thanks!
Sue

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:05 pm
by admin
Yes, when FontExpert uninsalls fonts from the Windows\Fonts folder, it copies font files to a special folder. By default, this folder is located within the root group folder, but you can select another folder in Tools/Options/General/"Backup folder with uninstalled fonts:".

You also can select "Uninstall to Group" from the right-click menu. This command copies uninstalled fonts to selected font group folder.

Another tip: Tools/Show Installed Fonts... window displays the list of installed fonts. Notice the comment in the "Known Font Comment" column. It helps to understand which fonts are a standard fonts installed by Windows.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:20 pm
by prazim
Hi,
I'm sorry I wasn't clear. What I want to be able to do is have Font Expert identify all INSTALLED fonts that are not Windows system fonts and have them reside in a desgnated folder. So, it would move currently INSTALLED non-system fonts to a designated folder.
Many thanks in advance,
Sue

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:39 pm
by admin
I'm afraid FontExpert should not provide one-click solution for this task, because it is not possible to define a set of "Windows native fonts" with 100% guarantee. (For example, once upon a time Microsoft can issue new "Service Pack N" with new fonts unknown to FontExpert.)

But I hope the "Known Fonts Comment" is exactly what you need.
(See in Tools/Show Installed Fonts...).

For many fonts FontExpert adds a comment, for example:
"Comes with Windows XP";
"Comes with Windows XP SP2";
"Comes with MS Office"
etc.
So you can select desired fonts (without a comment) and click to the "Uninstall to Group" button.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:50 pm
by prazim
Ah, I see, ok, thanks for explaining. What I would like to accomplish is to move the non-system fonts out of the Windows font folder into a folder I have created for the fonts I have installed myself. Is it possible to do that without harming Windows?
Thanks!
Sue

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:14 am
by admin
A group in the Groups fiew is a regular folder on your local disk. So you can create a group folder in the Groups view and then choose the "Uninstall to Group" command for selected Windows fonts. (In other words, this command name is "Uninstall to a folder located in the Groups view").
Then you can move this folder to another location (outside the groups tree). For example, select a group folder and drag it to the Folders view.