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Unread 16-08-2007, 05:32 AM   #1
homemerf
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Fonts disappearing from Windows\Fonts folder

Please I need help. I've posted earlier but am really hoping someone can
help me. All the fonst in my Windows\Fonts folder seem to disapper. I've
tried copying fonts from a networked computer but the fonts keep
disappearing. Menu/file commands are garbled until I copy but if I reboot
everything is lost. It may have something to do with another error I see
about the desktop.ini file being invalid or damaged.

How do I make the computer keep the fonts and fix the menu/file text?

--
home in Georgia
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:36 AM   #2
Nightowl
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Re: Fonts disappearing from Windows\Fonts folder

homemerf <homemerf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote on Sun, 20 May 2007:

>Please I need help. I've posted earlier but am really hoping someone can
>help me. All the fonst in my Windows\Fonts folder seem to disapper. I've
>tried copying fonts from a networked computer but the fonts keep
>disappearing. Menu/file commands are garbled until I copy but if I reboot
>everything is lost. It may have something to do with another error I see
>about the desktop.ini file being invalid or damaged.
>
>How do I make the computer keep the fonts and fix the menu/file text?
>


Hello again, home in Georgia.

If the desktop.ini file in your Fonts folder has somehow got corrupted,
you could try creating a new one and see if it fixes things.

1. Open Notepad and copy and paste the following into it exactly as
shown here:

[.ShellClassInfo]
UICLSID={BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534}

Put your cursor at the end of the last line and press Enter to create a
blank line. Now Save As desktop.new in your Windows\Fonts folder.
(Remember to select All Files in the Save as Type drop-down, otherwise
you will get a .txt extension added to the file name.)

2. Open a Command window (Start | Run | cmd, OK). Type:
cd C:\Windows\Fonts and press <Enter>.

3. Type:
attrib -s -h desktop.ini <Enter>. (This removes the file's special
attributes and should make it deletable.)

Type:
del desktop.ini <Enter>.

This should have got rid of the damaged file.

4. Now to rename the new file you made earlier, type:
ren desktop.new desktop.ini <enter>

and give it the special attributes it should have:
attrib desktop.ini +s +h <enter>

You can now close the Command window by typing Exit or clicking the
Close button. Reboot and see if fonts you put in the folder will now
stay put.

I hope this helps, although it may be something other than a corrupted
desktop.ini file that's causing your problem. Please let us know how you
get on :-)

--
Nightowl
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:36 AM   #3
Nightowl
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Re: Fonts disappearing from Windows\Fonts folder

homemerf <homemerf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote on Sun, 20 May 2007:

>Please I need help. I've posted earlier but am really hoping someone can
>help me. All the fonst in my Windows\Fonts folder seem to disapper. I've
>tried copying fonts from a networked computer but the fonts keep
>disappearing. Menu/file commands are garbled until I copy but if I reboot
>everything is lost. It may have something to do with another error I see
>about the desktop.ini file being invalid or damaged.
>
>How do I make the computer keep the fonts and fix the menu/file text?
>


Hello again, home in Georgia.

If the desktop.ini file in your Fonts folder has somehow got corrupted,
you could try creating a new one and see if it fixes things.

1. Open Notepad and copy and paste the following into it exactly as
shown here:

[.ShellClassInfo]
UICLSID={BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534}

Put your cursor at the end of the last line and press Enter to create a
blank line. Now Save As desktop.new in your Windows\Fonts folder.
(Remember to select All Files in the Save as Type drop-down, otherwise
you will get a .txt extension added to the file name.)

2. Open a Command window (Start | Run | cmd, OK). Type:
cd C:\Windows\Fonts and press <Enter>.

3. Type:
attrib -s -h desktop.ini <Enter>. (This removes the file's special
attributes and should make it deletable.)

Type:
del desktop.ini <Enter>.

This should have got rid of the damaged file.

4. Now to rename the new file you made earlier, type:
ren desktop.new desktop.ini <enter>

and give it the special attributes it should have:
attrib desktop.ini +s +h <enter>

You can now close the Command window by typing Exit or clicking the
Close button. Reboot and see if fonts you put in the folder will now
stay put.

I hope this helps, although it may be something other than a corrupted
desktop.ini file that's causing your problem. Please let us know how you
get on :-)

--
Nightowl
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:38 AM   #4
homemerf
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Re: Fonts disappearing from Windows\Fonts folder

Unfortunately this did not work. When I rebooted, the menu/icon text went
back to symbols. Oddly, if I open File Explorer I cannot see any fonts. I
have to re-copy from a networked PC. (Even the screen defaulted back to a
very low resolution.) I can leave the PC turned on for now with no real
hybernation other than the display but would love to fix the root problem.
Thanks for the assist though.
--
home in Georgia


"Nightowl" wrote:

> homemerf <homemerf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote on Sun, 20 May 2007:
>
> >Please I need help. I've posted earlier but am really hoping someone can
> >help me. All the fonst in my Windows\Fonts folder seem to disapper. I've
> >tried copying fonts from a networked computer but the fonts keep
> >disappearing. Menu/file commands are garbled until I copy but if I reboot
> >everything is lost. It may have something to do with another error I see
> >about the desktop.ini file being invalid or damaged.
> >
> >How do I make the computer keep the fonts and fix the menu/file text?
> >

>
> Hello again, home in Georgia.
>
> If the desktop.ini file in your Fonts folder has somehow got corrupted,
> you could try creating a new one and see if it fixes things.
>
> 1. Open Notepad and copy and paste the following into it exactly as
> shown here:
>
> [.ShellClassInfo]
> UICLSID={BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534}
>
> Put your cursor at the end of the last line and press Enter to create a
> blank line. Now Save As desktop.new in your Windows\Fonts folder.
> (Remember to select All Files in the Save as Type drop-down, otherwise
> you will get a .txt extension added to the file name.)
>
> 2. Open a Command window (Start | Run | cmd, OK). Type:
> cd C:\Windows\Fonts and press <Enter>.
>
> 3. Type:
> attrib -s -h desktop.ini <Enter>. (This removes the file's special
> attributes and should make it deletable.)
>
> Type:
> del desktop.ini <Enter>.
>
> This should have got rid of the damaged file.
>
> 4. Now to rename the new file you made earlier, type:
> ren desktop.new desktop.ini <enter>
>
> and give it the special attributes it should have:
> attrib desktop.ini +s +h <enter>
>
> You can now close the Command window by typing Exit or clicking the
> Close button. Reboot and see if fonts you put in the folder will now
> stay put.
>
> I hope this helps, although it may be something other than a corrupted
> desktop.ini file that's causing your problem. Please let us know how you
> get on :-)
>
> --
> Nightowl
>

 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:38 AM   #5
homemerf
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Re: Fonts disappearing from Windows\Fonts folder

Unfortunately this did not work. When I rebooted, the menu/icon text went
back to symbols. Oddly, if I open File Explorer I cannot see any fonts. I
have to re-copy from a networked PC. (Even the screen defaulted back to a
very low resolution.) I can leave the PC turned on for now with no real
hybernation other than the display but would love to fix the root problem.
Thanks for the assist though.
--
home in Georgia


"Nightowl" wrote:

> homemerf <homemerf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote on Sun, 20 May 2007:
>
> >Please I need help. I've posted earlier but am really hoping someone can
> >help me. All the fonst in my Windows\Fonts folder seem to disapper. I've
> >tried copying fonts from a networked computer but the fonts keep
> >disappearing. Menu/file commands are garbled until I copy but if I reboot
> >everything is lost. It may have something to do with another error I see
> >about the desktop.ini file being invalid or damaged.
> >
> >How do I make the computer keep the fonts and fix the menu/file text?
> >

>
> Hello again, home in Georgia.
>
> If the desktop.ini file in your Fonts folder has somehow got corrupted,
> you could try creating a new one and see if it fixes things.
>
> 1. Open Notepad and copy and paste the following into it exactly as
> shown here:
>
> [.ShellClassInfo]
> UICLSID={BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534}
>
> Put your cursor at the end of the last line and press Enter to create a
> blank line. Now Save As desktop.new in your Windows\Fonts folder.
> (Remember to select All Files in the Save as Type drop-down, otherwise
> you will get a .txt extension added to the file name.)
>
> 2. Open a Command window (Start | Run | cmd, OK). Type:
> cd C:\Windows\Fonts and press <Enter>.
>
> 3. Type:
> attrib -s -h desktop.ini <Enter>. (This removes the file's special
> attributes and should make it deletable.)
>
> Type:
> del desktop.ini <Enter>.
>
> This should have got rid of the damaged file.
>
> 4. Now to rename the new file you made earlier, type:
> ren desktop.new desktop.ini <enter>
>
> and give it the special attributes it should have:
> attrib desktop.ini +s +h <enter>
>
> You can now close the Command window by typing Exit or clicking the
> Close button. Reboot and see if fonts you put in the folder will now
> stay put.
>
> I hope this helps, although it may be something other than a corrupted
> desktop.ini file that's causing your problem. Please let us know how you
> get on :-)
>
> --
> Nightowl
>

 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:39 AM   #6
Nightowl
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Re: Fonts disappearing from Windows\Fonts folder

homemerf <homemerf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote on Mon, 21 May 2007:

>Unfortunately this did not work. When I rebooted, the menu/icon text went
>back to symbols.


That's probably because Tahoma is not installed or being recognised as
installed. . .

>Oddly, if I open File Explorer I cannot see any fonts. I
>have to re-copy from a networked PC. (Even the screen defaulted back to a
>very low resolution.) I can leave the PC turned on for now with no real
>hybernation other than the display but would love to fix the root problem.
>Thanks for the assist though.


Open Windows Explorer to the Windows folder, then go to the View menu,
click on Choose Details and in the list that pops up, check Attributes
and click OK. Now back in the Explorer right-hand pane, what do you see
under the Attributes column for the Fonts folder? Does it say S and R?

--
Nightowl
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:39 AM   #7
Nightowl
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Re: Fonts disappearing from Windows\Fonts folder

homemerf <homemerf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote on Mon, 21 May 2007:

>Unfortunately this did not work. When I rebooted, the menu/icon text went
>back to symbols.


That's probably because Tahoma is not installed or being recognised as
installed. . .

>Oddly, if I open File Explorer I cannot see any fonts. I
>have to re-copy from a networked PC. (Even the screen defaulted back to a
>very low resolution.) I can leave the PC turned on for now with no real
>hybernation other than the display but would love to fix the root problem.
>Thanks for the assist though.


Open Windows Explorer to the Windows folder, then go to the View menu,
click on Choose Details and in the list that pops up, check Attributes
and click OK. Now back in the Explorer right-hand pane, what do you see
under the Attributes column for the Fonts folder? Does it say S and R?

--
Nightowl
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:43 AM   #8
homemerf
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Re: Fonts disappearing from Windows\Fonts folder

Every time I look in the Windows/Fonts folder I see nothing but dir from the
C prompt shows fonts. If I reinstall I see the fonts until I close explorer.
Same things from the fonts menu out of Control Panel. The seem to disappear
from Windows although something seems to be in the directory windows/fonts.
--
home in Georgia


"Nightowl" wrote:

> homemerf <homemerf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote on Mon, 21 May 2007:
>
> >Unfortunately this did not work. When I rebooted, the menu/icon text went
> >back to symbols.

>
> That's probably because Tahoma is not installed or being recognised as
> installed. . .
>
> >Oddly, if I open File Explorer I cannot see any fonts. I
> >have to re-copy from a networked PC. (Even the screen defaulted back to a
> >very low resolution.) I can leave the PC turned on for now with no real
> >hybernation other than the display but would love to fix the root problem.
> >Thanks for the assist though.

>
> Open Windows Explorer to the Windows folder, then go to the View menu,
> click on Choose Details and in the list that pops up, check Attributes
> and click OK. Now back in the Explorer right-hand pane, what do you see
> under the Attributes column for the Fonts folder? Does it say S and R?
>
> --
> Nightowl
>

 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:43 AM   #9
homemerf
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Re: Fonts disappearing from Windows\Fonts folder

Every time I look in the Windows/Fonts folder I see nothing but dir from the
C prompt shows fonts. If I reinstall I see the fonts until I close explorer.
Same things from the fonts menu out of Control Panel. The seem to disappear
from Windows although something seems to be in the directory windows/fonts.
--
home in Georgia


"Nightowl" wrote:

> homemerf <homemerf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote on Mon, 21 May 2007:
>
> >Unfortunately this did not work. When I rebooted, the menu/icon text went
> >back to symbols.

>
> That's probably because Tahoma is not installed or being recognised as
> installed. . .
>
> >Oddly, if I open File Explorer I cannot see any fonts. I
> >have to re-copy from a networked PC. (Even the screen defaulted back to a
> >very low resolution.) I can leave the PC turned on for now with no real
> >hybernation other than the display but would love to fix the root problem.
> >Thanks for the assist though.

>
> Open Windows Explorer to the Windows folder, then go to the View menu,
> click on Choose Details and in the list that pops up, check Attributes
> and click OK. Now back in the Explorer right-hand pane, what do you see
> under the Attributes column for the Fonts folder? Does it say S and R?
>
> --
> Nightowl
>

 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:50 AM   #10
homemerf
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Re: Fonts disappearing from Windows\Fonts folder

There is no folder titled Fonts just one titled Font Drivers, Font DPI,
FontMapper and FontSubstitutes. I checked the other house computer and
obviously there is a Fonts folder on that PC. I am beginning to agree with
you that I have something on this PC.
--
home in Georgia


"Nightowl" wrote:

> homemerf <homemerf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote on Tue, 22 May 2007:
>
> >Every time I look in the Windows/Fonts folder I see nothing but dir from the
> >C prompt shows fonts. If I reinstall I see the fonts until I close explorer.
> > Same things from the fonts menu out of Control Panel. The seem to disappear
> >from Windows although something seems to be in the directory windows/fonts.

>
> Hello again
>
> I saw both this message and your previous one saying that the Fonts
> folder does have the S and R attributes. So now we know:
>
> Your fonts folder has the right settings;
> Your desktop.ini is okay (you created a new one);
> You can see the fonts in a Command window but not within Windows once
> you reboot.
>
> I'm really beginning to think that maybe you have something nasty on
> your machine that is sabotaging your Fonts folder. Can you please try
> one more thing for me? While this is happening -- that is, when you have
> installed fonts but can't see them in Explorer -- open Regedit (Start |
> Run | regedit <ok>) and navigate to the key:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts
>
> Is there anything listed in the right-hand pane?
>
> --
> Nightowl
>

 
 

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