How to Manage Your Fonts in Windows PC

On your Windows computer, you may have a font army that you can use to spice up your papers, presentations, and other files. But how do you know which fonts are available, how they’ll look, and where you may get new ones? You can see which fonts are installed and view and print a preview of each one using the Fonts applet in the Control Panel.

You may also browse your fonts and add new ones by dragging and dropping them into the Fonts tool, found under Settings. In Windows 10 and Windows 11, the Control Panel applet and the Settings tool have the same appearance and functionality. This article will show you how to organize all of your Fonts on a Windows computer.

How to Manage Your Fonts on Windows PC

1) View The Fonts

Let us first begin by viewing all the fonts installed on our PC. This can be done by following the below steps:

Step 1: Press Windows + I to open the search box.

Step 2: Type Control Panel in the search box and click on the relevant search result.

type Control Panel

Step 3: Once the Control Panel box opens, click on the View by option in the top right corner and choose Large Icons.

Large Icons

Step 4: Now locate Fonts and click on it.

locate Fonts

Step 5: You will be able to view all the fonts installed on your computer arranged alphabetically.

2) Preview The Fonts

Step 1: Double click on any font displayed in the control panel box using the steps above.

Step 2: A new box will open and display the font style in different sizes with other details.

A new box open

Note: If the Font shown in the Control Panel window is not a single font but a font family,  it will display all the individual fonts within the Font family. You can then click on each font to preview it.


3) Hide Your Fonts

When working with particular programs and apps, you can hide a font you don’t want to see or use. When you hide Fonts in the Fonts screen, they become invisible in several built-in programs like WordPad and Notepad. However, because applications like Microsoft Office build their font menus, hiding fonts through the Control Panel has no effect. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Right-click a font and choose Hide from the pop-up menu to hide it.

Hide fonts

Step 2: You can also have all fonts that aren’t designed for your language settings automatically hidden.

Step 3: Go to the left sidebar and click the Font settings option.

Font settings

Step 4: Check the option to Hide Fonts based on language settings in the Font preferences window.

Font preferences

Step 5: Click on OK.

4) Remove The Fonts Permanently

If you’re confident you’ll never use a Font, you can uninstall it. Because Windows fonts are protected, you won’t be able to erase them. Windows will stop you from removing such a font. Unprotected Fonts, including those installed by Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, can be removed.

Step 1: Right-click an unprotected font and select Delete from the Context menu to remove it.

unprotected font

Step 2: You will receive a prompt. Click on the Yes button.

click on yes

Note: If you delete a font family, all the individual fonts within the family will be deleted.

5) Fonts As A Backup

Before you delete a font, you should back it up if you need it again. Make a backup folder for this. Then follow these steps:

Step 1: Copy the font (or font family) by right-clicking on it.

Step 2: Copy the font and save it to your backup folder.

copy the font

Step 3: The fonts can now be removed if not needed, or you can move this copy to another computer if required.

Bonus: Use Advanced System Optimizer To Backup Your Files

Advanced System Optimizer is a multi-purpose tool that contains many tools for optimizing your PC. One of these modules is the Backup tool that can help users take a backup of certain specific files on their PC. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Download and Install Advanced System Optimizer by clicking the link below.

Step 2: Launch the app and click on the Backup & Recovery tab in the left panel.

Advanced System Optimizer

Step 3: Now, click on the Backup Manager option, and a new window will open.

Note: Before you proceed further, make sure you have created a Backup folder and copied all the files you want to store and take backup.

Step 4: Click on Start Backup in the new app window.

Start Backup

Step 5: Select “Create A New Backup Job” and click on Next.

Create A New Backup Job

Step 6: Next, select the Backup Media Type and click on Next.

Step 7: Now, choose the location of the backup file.

backup file

Step 8: Finally, you need to choose the folder that you want to take a backup of and click on Next.

choose the folder

Step 9: Choose the Backup Immediately option and click on the Next button.


Step 10: The backup file will be created with an extension of .7z.

Note: You can copy this backup file to an external media or upload it to cloud storage. To extract the files of this backup file, you can either use Advanced System Optimizer to restore the files or extract the files using the WinRar or similar applications.

The Final Word On How to Manage Your Fonts in Windows PC

I hope the above ways to manage your Fonts prove helpful to you. Now you can view all the fonts installed on your PC and preview each font individually. You can also delete, copy and take a backup of these Fonts.

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