Windows Fontreg install fonts locally or remotely easily

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Works in Windows 2000 upwards (and in Win7 x64)

x32 and x64 bit versions

http://code.kliu.org/misc/fontreg

stick your .ttf .otf etc fonts and fontreg.exe in a folder and run; fontreg.exe /copy

The CWD must be where the fonts are! You cant execute the .exe from elsewhere otherwise it wont do anything (still returns errorcode 0 though).

It will copy fonts and register them to c:\windows\fonts

If copy fonts to c:\windows\fonts already just run fontreg.exe


Check they registered in and exist in c:\windows\fonts

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts



E:\fontreg>type readme.txt
If you...

...run FontReg.exe without any command-line switches:

  * FontReg will remove any stale font registrations in the registry.
  * FontReg will repair any missing font registrations for fonts located in
    the C:\Windows\Fonts directory (this step will be skipped for .fon fonts if
    FontReg cannot determine which fonts should have "hidden" registrations).

...run FontReg.exe with the /copy or /move switch:

  * FontReg will install all files with a .fon, .ttf, .ttc, or .otf file
    extension located in the CURRENT DIRECTORY (which might not necessarily be
    the directory in which FontReg is located).  Installation will entail
    copying/moving the files to C:\Windows\Fonts and then registering the fonts.

  * FontReg will remove any stale font registrations in the registry.
  * FontReg will repair any missing font registrations for fonts located in
    the C:\Windows\Fonts directory (this step will be skipped for .fon fonts if
    FontReg cannot determine which fonts should have "hidden" registrations).

FontReg.exe is intended as a replacement for Microsoft's outdated fontinst.exe,
and like fontinst.exe, FontReg.exe is fully silent--it will not print messages,
pop up dialogs, etc.; the process exit code will be 0 if there was no error.

batch file usage example

This example shows you copying and registering the fonts on a remote machine

This will copy the fonts and fontreg.exe to remote machine %h% into a folder "c:\temp\fonts" , then push to that folder, then execute fontreg.

  • Note, you cant execute fontreg from a different working directory else it wont see the the fonts, you must change to that dir first.


xcopy /i /s /y "%~dp0*" "\\%h%\c$\temp\fonts\"
psexec -e \\%h% cmd /c (pushd c:\temp\fonts ^& fontreg.exe /copy)