How to Install Fonts on Windows 10

If you have downloaded a font package and need to know how to install fonts on Windows 10, you are in the right place.

We all know how important they are with respect to design or other art in the way they can enhance everything visually.

Knowing how to install them seems like a very common need among those being creative in a digital environment.

So here is an easy to follow step by step guide to install them.

Here’s how to install fonts

There are a few ways to install fonts. We will start with the easiest and shortest method.

Installing fonts using Windows File Explorer

1. Open Windows File Explorer

To open Windows File Explorer, press and hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and tap the ‘E’ key and release the Windows key. We show you how to open Windows File Explorer in another article.

2. Unzip the font

select extract all from contextual menu
click on extract

This step isn’t necessary if it’s already unzipped and you have access to the font file itself. Right-click on the Zip folder and left-click on ‘Extract All…’ begin the extraction process. Left-click on the ‘Extract’ button to proceed.

Now you will have a new folder created with you extracted files located within it.

3. Install the font

install font

Right-click on the font file and left-click on the ‘Install’ option. The font will automatically install and no more steps are necessary.

Alternative method

Manually with Windows File Explorer

You can copy it into your font folder in Windows to manually install it. This shouldn’t be necessary, but it gives you another method in case there is an unforeseen reason the above method didn’t work for you.

Make sure your font is unzipped and displayed in the Windows File Explorer. Open a second instance of Windows File Explorer and left-click on ‘Local Disk (C:)’.

You will see, in the right pane, a Windows folder listed. On some rare occasions, it might be ‘WINNT’.

Left-click on the Windows folder and among the sub-folders listed, you will see a Fonts folder.

Right-click on the font file in the other File Explorer window and left-click on ‘Copy’.

Go back to the other File Explorer window and right-click on the Font folder and left-click on ‘Paste’.

The installation will automatically take place and complete.

How to remove a font

While one way is to simply delete it in your font folder, a more specific method would be to use your Settings app.

1. Open the Settings app

Press and hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and tap the ‘i’ key then release the Windows key. We also cover how to open the Settings app if you need it.

2. Search for font preview and related settings

open font settings

Left-click in the top search bar and type ‘font’ from your keyboard. Left-click on the ‘Font preview and related settings’ item in the search results.

3. Select your font

select font to uninstall

Left-click on the font you wish to uninstall.

4. Uninstall the font

click on uninstall font

Once you have clicked on the one you wish to uninstall, left-click on the ‘Uninstall’ button.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to install fonts on Windows 10, you can add that extra layer of creativity to the creative project you are working on.

You will find that this simple ability can change your design a great deal. It also helps distinguish your work from others by providing something more unique for your own personal creative expression.