How to Copy Mac Fonts onto a PC

Font files are some of the most annoying and unwieldy files you will ever have to deal with on a computer, and moving them between computers and operating systems can be an exercise in frustration. Here's some information about the process of moving fonts between Mac OS X and Windows computers.

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Copying from the Mac

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Connect your USB thumb drive or other removable storage option to your Mac.

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Open \"Font Book\" in your computer's applications folder.

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Select a font you want to move and click on the \"File\" menu.

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Choose \"Reveal in Finder.\"

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Copy all the fonts in this folder you'd like to move to the USB thumb drive or other storage device.

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Eject the USB thumb drive or other storage and move to your Windows computer.

Adding Fonts to Windows 7

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Connect the USB thumb drive or other storage to the Windows computer.

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Navigate to the font files using the \"My Computer\" link in the Start Menu.

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Right-click on each font file and choose \"Install.\"

Adding Fonts to Windows Vista or XP

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Click the \"Start\" button in the lower left corner. On Windows Vista, it has a Windows logo, but no \"Start\" text.

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Choose \"Run.\"

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Type, or copy and paste, \"C:\Windows\Fonts\" into the \"Run\" box's text field, then press \"OK.\"

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Click \"Start,\" click on \"My Computer,\" then open your USB thumb drive or other storage solution.

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Drag the fonts from the USB thumb drive window into the Fonts directory.