Restore Missing Fonts After Windows 10 Creator Update

Tracy King updated on Dec 11, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Did you lose the installed fonts on your PC after Windows 10 Creator update? You can follow quick fix and methods are available here to restore missing fonts in Windows 10 Creator. If you lost files due to Windows system update, EaseUS file recovery software will help you find lost data in 3 steps.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Restart Windows PC Reboot PC and check out whether the fonts will show up or not...Full steps
Fix 2. Rebuild the font cache Disable the font cache on the Services panel > rebuild Windows font cache...Full steps
Fix 3. Reinstall current fonts Go to C:/Windows/Fonts > preview the not working font > reinstall the font...Full steps
Fix 4. Reinstall missing fonts Download fonts installation files > apply and confirm the installation...Full steps

Installed Fonts Are Missing After Windows 10 Creator update

"Do you know how to restore the missing fonts after Windows system update? I couldn't find installed fonts nor use them after updating Windows 10 to Creator.

I can neither edit documents nor writing files with desired fonts. I tried to search on my PC, nothing was found. What can I do to get lost fonts back?"

Fonts are missing in Windows 10 Creator.

When you couldn't find or edit files like documents with wanted fonts in Word or Excel on Windows PC, do you know where to find the missing fonts?

It's a common problem that fonts disappeared after upgrading Windows system to a new version. So how to fix this problem? Quick fix and solutions are available here to help.

Follow to restore the missing fonts after Windows 10 Creator update immediately.  

Quick Fix: Restart Windows PC

When you find that fonts are missing Windows PC, try to reboot PC and check out whether the fonts will show up or not.

If fonts show up in PC after reboot Windows 10 Creator or Windows system, you can use them to edit documents again.

If no fonts show up, try the provided solutions in the following passages and get rid of this issue on your PC immediately.

Solution 1. Disable or Rebuild Font Cache

Usually, when the installed fonts stop working or missing, all the fond icons are available for you to view and check in the Font settings. You can't identify which font is missing and which one is still working. 

So how to resolve this issue? Sometimes, by disabling or rebuilding the font cache can help to resolve this issue, making fonts work again on your PC. 

# 1. Disable the Font Cache

  • Step 1: Right-click on the Windows icon and select Search. 
  • Type services.msc and click "OK".
  • Open Windows service panel.
  • Step 2: On the Services panel, roll down to locate Windows Font Cache Service.
  • Locate Windows Font Cache.
  • Step 3: Right-click on the Windows Cache Services and select "Properties".
  • On the General tab, change the Startup type from "Automatic" to "Disabled".  Click "OK" to confirm.
  • Disable Windows Font Cache.

After this, restart your PC to see if the missing fonts can work again. If not, try to rebuild the Font Cache.

# 2. Rebuild Windows Font Cache

  • Step 1: Create a new Notepad document and copy the following content to the file:
Click to copy

  • Step 2: Click on "File" and click "Save AS".
  • Create Windows FontCache bat file.
  • Step 3: Name the file as Rebuild_FontCache.bat and set the type as "All Files". 
  • Navigate to Desktop and click "Save".
  • Save Windows FontCache.bat file to Desktop.
  • Step 4: Double-click on Rebuild-FontCache.bat to run it.
  • Reboot the computer once the process is done so to save all changes.
  • Rebuilt Windows Font Cache.

Solution 2. Manually Reinstall Fonts On Windows 10 Creator

The other solution is to reinstall Windows Fonts on Windows 10 Creator. It's a safe-an-sound process to execute the operation with the below process:

Method 1 - Reinstall Current Fonts

  • Step 1: Go to C:/Windows/Fonts on Windows PC.
  • Locate Windows Fonts on PC.
  • Step 2: Check the font that is not working, right-click on it and select "Preview".
  • Check and preview missing Windows fonts.
  • Step 3: Click "Install" on the top right corner, the font will be manually reinstalled.
  • Reinstall missing Windows fonts.

Method 2 - Download or Copy to Reinstall Missing Fonts

If the fonts icons are missing, you can also download or copy from another PC. After copying or downloading the fond, continue with the below steps:

  • Step 1: Copy or download fonts installation files to C:\Windows\Fonts folder.
  • Step 2: Double click the fonts installation files to apply the installation.
  • Step 3: If fonts already exist, replace them and confirm to install.

After this, reboot PC to let Windows keep all changes and then you'll be able to use fonts in Windows 10 Creator PC again.

Bonus Tip: Restore Lost Fonts Installation File and Data

If you lost or deleted Windows Fonts installation file with other valuable data like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. on Windows PC, don't worry.

Professional file recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can help. It will assist you in restoring up to 2GB of files for free. For restoring single files that are lost due to deletion, formatting and even virus infection, system crash, this tool is qualified to help.

You can download it and follow the steps below to restore your deleted files like images, documents, videos, even emails, including the Windows Fonts installation file immediately:

Step 1. Choose the file location to scan.

Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer. Choose the drive where you lost files and click "Scan". If your lost files were on an external storage device, connect it to your computer firstly.

select the file location and click scan

Step 2. Scan the lost files.

The software will start immediately a quick scan for deleted files, and later a deep scan will launch to scan more lost files all over the selected drive. After the scan, you can use the Filter to quickly filter a specific file type.

scan the lost files

Step 3. Preview and restore files.

Double-click on a file allows for a full preview. Finally, select the desired files, click "Recover" and browse a location to save all the files at once.

recover lost files

After restoring the lost or deleted Windows Fonts installation file, you can go back to Method 2 to reinstall the missing fonts.

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