You don't need a lot of fonts
Almost every software program loads many fonts onto your system. And unless you have a
font management utility such as Adobe Type Manager, they are all available to you all the
time. Even if you only use Times New Roman and Arial, the other 250 fonts are sitting out
there taking up a lot of resources.
I store the fonts that I don't use all the time, but I want to be able to access (and
that are not system fonts) in a separate directory called C:\fonts.
Microsoft says that you can have 1,000 fonts (ha, ha, MS says we can have a lot!), but
I wouldn't go over 300 fonts. If you go over 300 fonts in your c:\windows\fonts folder it
really slows your machine's load time.
As I need a font that is not already installed on my system, I install or load it
from C:\fonts. I find that trying to load them off an external drive (CD) doesn't work
well. I usually save them to my Zip or Jaz drive and then copy them to c:\fonts when I
want to install or load them. Font viewer
If you remove some of the fonts you never use, you'll be rewarded with a computer that
boots up a lot faster. You'll also free up the hard disk space the files were occupying.
To delete a font from your computer, click Start|Settings|Control Panel. Then double-click
Fonts and you'll see a list of the fonts on your system. Do not get overzealous and delete
everything. Windows requires a number of fonts to display things properly. Make sure you
don't mess with Marlette, MS Sans Serif, MS Serif, System, FixedSys, Terminal, Courier,
Courier New, Arial, Symbol, Small Fonts or Times New Roman. Other software also requires
Tahoma and Verdana, so if you see those listed, don't delete them either.
Alternatively you can move your font files to a different location, so they don't bog
down the system. This technique prevents Windows from loading the font, but doesn't remove
it from the hard disk, so it's easier to put back if you decide you want it after all. Use
Windows Explorer and navigate to your Fonts folder (usually C:\windows\fonts). Then just
move the font to a different folder. If you later want to use a font, you can just move it
back into the Fonts folder.
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