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How to install (and uninstall) fonts in Windows 11

In Windows 11, sources you give personality to your writing with new typography styles. In addition to the default fonts, you can easily install new fonts or remove the ones you don’t need. Here’s how to do both.

How to install a font in Windows 11

To install a new font in Windows 11, you will need a compatible font file. You can download free fonts from the web, copy them from another system, or buy them online. Windows 11 supports TrueType (.ttf), OpenType (.otf), TrueType Collection (.ttc), or PostScript Type 1 (.pfb + .pfm) formats.

Next, open File Explorer and browse for the font file you want to install. Double-click the font file to open it.

Double-click the font file in File Explorer.

Windows will open a sample of the font in a special font preview window. Click “Install” to install the font. This will automatically move the font file to the Windows system font folder (which is the C:WindowsFontsdefault).

In the font preview, click

And that is! Your font is now installed and available as an option in Microsoft Word and other applications. Repeat as many times as you like to install other fonts.

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In the future, you can also install a font by right-clicking on a font file, selecting “Show more options” and then clicking “Install” from the context menu.

How to uninstall a font in Windows 11

Uninstalling a font in Windows 11 is as easy as a trip to the Settings app. First, open Settings by pressing Windows + i. Or you can right-click the Start button and select “Settings” from the list that appears.

In Windows 11, right-click the Start button and select

In Settings, select “Personalization” in the sidebar, then click “Fonts.”

In Windows 11 Settings, click

In the Fonts settings, you will see a list of all installed fonts in the “Available Fonts” section. To quickly locate the one you want to uninstall (if you know its name), click the “Type here to search” box, then type the name of the font you want to remove. When it appears in the list, click on it.

Find the font you want to remove and click on it in the results.

On the preferences page for that source, click the “Uninstall” button.

Click on

Windows will remove the font from your system. If you need to remove more fonts, find them in Settings> Personalization> Fonts and repeat the process. When you’re done, close Settings.

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By the way, installing and removing fonts works similarly on Windows 10 . Happy typing!

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