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fontview.exe will not open font files

By IT_Cowboy ·
I have just reinstalled a PC with Windows 98. If I attempt to view fonts through Control Panel > Fonts > double click on font, nothing happens.

I messed around with the fonts for a bit and ended up crashing the fonts folder as the fonts folder.Whilst the folder was in this state, double clicking on the fonts worked. It would open the font file using fontview. I repaired the fonts folder using TWEAK UI as I lost access to the fonts in all applications. Now that its repaired, fontview.exe no longer opens the font files (back to square 1).

There are over 1,000 fonts loaded into the folder.

Does anyone have any clues as to how this could be fixed?

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fontview.exe will not open font files

by bishopca In reply to fontview.exe will not ope ...

Windows 98 does not work and play well withothers when too many fonts are loaded. This is a known bug, see:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q254/7/66.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=font%20folder%20view&rnk=3&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=W98

for a more detailed explanation. Basically it is a good idea to limit your users to 500 fonts. (That way when they cheat "just a little bit" they will still be safe)

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fontview.exe will not open font files

by IT_Cowboy In reply to fontview.exe will not ope ...

Thanks for this, and sorry to take so long to get back to you. FYI, I reduced the file to under 583 and still had the problem (after rebooting too), so I moved all non-standard fonts to a different folder to the user can be added a handful at a time. The folder now displays and prints the fonts in the list. I instructed the user to add 10 at a time because maybe one of the fonts is corrupt and stops the view/print function.

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