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How to export a system font on Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a fairly decent number of fonts out of the box. You get fonts like Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri, and more without installing anything. Of course, you can freely install any other font of your choice. That said, if you like a stock or system font on Windows 10, and you’d like to use it on a different, non-Windows system, you can get it from your current installation of Windows 10. It can be used in any OS that supports TTF font types, and it can also be used to fix corrupted fonts on a different Windows 10 PC. Here’s what you need to do.

Need to uninstall a font on Windows 10? It’s easy.

Export system font

Exporting a system font on Windows 10 takes little more than copying a file. All you need to know is where the file is, and what it’s called. You need to first start with the font name. If you don’t know what the font is called, but you can identify it in a document, open the WordPad app on Windows 10. Use the font selection tool to select the font and the tool will tell you what it’s called. This is the easiest way to find the name of a system font on Windows 10.

Next, open File Explorer and go to the following location.

C:\Windows\Fonts

Look through the font files here and find the one you want to export/copy. Right-click it, and select Copy from the context menu. Paste the file anywhere else on a local disk, or an external drive. That’s all you need to do. You can now email the file to yourself, or you can use removable storage media, or a cloud drive to move the file to the system you want to use it on.

As for importing the font, if you’re looking to install it on a Windows 10 system, or any other Windows version, you will have to open the Fonts folder on it. It is located in the exact same place as the folder you copied the font from.

For non-Windows 10 systems, installing the font will be different. It is up to you to figure out how fonts are installed and remember you may not be able to install all types of fonts on a system.  You might be able to convert a font from one type to another but the converted file may not be usable. It really depends on the tool you use and the type of font you’re converting it to, and from.

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