Did you download our package of 1000 Windows 7 fonts, but you don’t know how to install them?

how to install fonts in windows 7

This is a tutorial that will explain you how to install new fonts in Windows 7 manually or automatically and how you can install fonts without the need to have them in your Windows fonts folder (sounds impossible, but it’s not).

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Important: This is a tutorial for beginners who don’t know how to install fonts, skip this part if you want to find out how to install fonts using a shortcut.

Installing fonts is very easy. All you have to do is to copy them into your Windows font folder. For most people this won’t be a problem, but for beginners this might become a tough job.

Installing fonts manually (one by one)

1. Step Extract the fonts to a folder on your drive.
2. Step Double-click on every font that you want to install
3. Step Click on “Install”:

How to install fonts manually

Mass-Install fonts in Windows 7

Shortcuts that we will use:

  • STRG + A = Select ALL
  • STRG + C = Copy
  • STRG + V = Paste

1. Step Extract your fonts and select them all (STRG + A), then copy them into your clipboard (STRG + C)
2. Step Open up the Windows Explorer (Windows key + E)
3. Step Goto the partition C: or wherever you installed Windows and double-click on “Windows”
4. Step Now look for a folder “Fonts” with a little icon, double-click on it again.
5. Step Paste all your fonts into this folder via STRG + V:

Windows 7 fonts folder

Windows should now auto-install all of the fonts that you copied into your clipboard.
That’s how it will look like:

Installing Windows 7 Fonts Progress

Installing fonts using a shortcut (advanced)

Let’s say your partition C: is running out of space and you don’t have any room for new fonts, but you have another partition that still has plenty of room. How would you now install your fonts without the need to copy them all into your Windows fonts folder?

Luckily, there’s a simple trick that you can use to do that!

When you are inside your Windows fonts folder, click on “fonts settings”. You can also access it via the control panel.
Next, make sure that the option “Allow fonts to be installed using a shortcut” is checked:

allow fonts to be installed using a shortcut

Now, double-click on a font. You will notice a new option “Use shortcut”:

installing fonts using a shortcut

If this option is checked, it won’t copy the font into your Windows font folder, instead it will create a symbolic link to your Windows folder. Sidenote: Should you remove the font your link will be broken and you can no longer use the font in Windows 7.