Restore Default Fonts in Windows 10

As a followup on the Installing and Removing Fonts in Windows 10; I will now show you how to restore default fonts in Windows 10. System fonts are important and without them, Windows and many other programs can’t function correctly. This guide will come in handy, especially when you accidentally removed Windows 10 system fonts.

How to restore default fonts in Windows 10

One of the most handy features in Windows 10 is the ability to restore default fonts.

Go to the Windows 10 search field on the taskbar, and type Control Panel. Click on the Control Panel link under the search results, to open it. With the Control Panel open, go to Appearance and Personalization, and then Change Font Settings under Fonts.

Restore default fonts in windows 10

Under Font Settings, click the Restore default font settings button. Windows 10 will then begin restoring the default fonts. Windows can also hide fonts that are not designed for your input language settings. To do this, select the Hide fonts based on language settings checkbox before clicking on the Restore default fonts button.

Repair Corrupt and Missing Font Registrations

There are many reasons why font registrations can break. Badly designed program installations, installing corrupt fonts or removing referenced fonts can all contribute to messing things up. But luckily there is a simple solution to quickly sort sort it out. Enter FontReg; a free command line tool for installing fonts and repairing font registrations.

Before we continue, please download FontReg below and extract it. Check whether your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows.

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Open the folder where you extracted FontReg and depending on whether you are running 64-bit or 32-bit Windows, double-click on FontReg.exe for 32-bit and FontReg_x64.exe for 64-bit to run it. FontReg will remove any stale font registrations in the registry and repair any missing font registrations for fonts located in the C:\Windows\Fonts directory. It will be skip for .fon fonts if it cannot determine which fonts should have “hidden” registrations.

Furthermore; FontReg will work with Windows XP through to Windows 10. For other Windows versions, you can follow the same steps as above to repair font registrations.


Now that you know how to restore and repair fonts in Windows 10, there is no need to suffer with corrupt or missing fonts. In conclusion; please do not hesitate leaving a comment if you have any questions or if you want me to add something to this guide.

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Derick Payne
My name is Derick Payne. With a deep-seated passion for programming and an unwavering commitment to innovation, I've spent the past 23 years pushing the envelope of what's possible. As the founder of Rizonetech and Rizonesoft, I've had the unique opportunity to channel my love for technology into creating solutions that make a difference.
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