How to add or remove fonts on a Windows PC?

Adding Fonts to Windows PC:

Adding a new text font is one approach to updating the style of a document. Download and install a font on Windows to make it available to all applications, such as Word or other Windows-based applications.

Fonts are stored as files, and several websites, such as,,, and, offer free font downloads. Font files can also be imported from a USB drive, a portable hard disk, a DVD, or your company’s network. TrueType (.ttf) and OpenType (.otf) fonts are both compatible with Windows. Make sure you trust the source before downloading a font.

  • First, you need to download the font files from These files are frequently packaged folders. Several versions of the same typeface, such as “light” and “heavy,” may be found in a folder.
  • If the font files are zipped, right-click the “.zip” folder and select Extract from the menu. You can use free unzipping software such as WinRAR or 7zip.You’ll now see the TrueType and OpenType font files that are available:
  • Right-click to install the fonts you want. From the menu, just click install.
  • If requested to enable the software to make changes to your computer, choose Yes if you trust the font’s source.
  • In Word, your new fonts will be displayed in the font list.
  • There are two more options for installing and managing fonts:
  • All typefaces are saved in the C:\Windows\Fonts directory. You can also copy or drag the font files from the extracted folder into the font folder to add fonts. They will be installed automatically by Windows. To see what a typeface looks like, go to the Fonts folder, right-click the font file, and select Preview from the menu.
  • The Control Panel is another way to see your installed fonts. Go to Control Panel > Fonts on Windows 7, Windows 10, and Windows 11. Go to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Fonts on Windows 8.1.

The next time you start Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, etc., you’ll see the fonts you added in the Font list.

Remove fonts that you don’t use:

Uninstall or remove fonts from Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11:

  • In the Control Panel, type Fonts in the search box at the top right.
  • Under Fonts, click Preview, delete, or show and hide fonts.
  • Select the font that you want to remove, and then click Delete.

In Windows Vista:

  • In the Control Panel, click Appearance and Personalization.
  • Click “Install or remove a font.”
  • Right-click the font you want to remove, and then click Delete.