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Fonts Not Showing in Silhouette Studio (Windows Fix)

If you are a Windows users and all of the sudden the fonts on your computer are not showing up in Silhouette Studio it's due to a recent Windows update.

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As frustrating as it is, fortunately, there is a fix.

This fix includes several steps - shared with Silhouette School by Silhouette America - and found by several users experiencing this issue to indeed fix the problem.

Here's what you need to do if your fonts aren't in Silhouette Studio. 

1. Press the Windows and R Keys
2. Type %localappdata% into the Run box
3. Press Okay
4. Open the Microsoft folder
5. Open the Windows folder
6. Open the Fonts folder
7. Right-click on each font
8. Select Install for ALL Users

Once installed, run Silhouette Studio.

This should fix the problem. If it doesn't and your fonts are still not showing up - or if you're on a MAC and your fonts are not loading in Silhouette Studio - there could be another issue. Check out this Silhouette tutorial for the three most commons reasons fonts aren't found in Silhouette Studio.

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  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! This would have saved me HOURS the other night (avoiding my required-Photoshop-workaround) if I had just searched for your solution first! Thankfully it's saving me on tonight's projects, so I really appreciate it!!!

  2. Thank you! You are the best!

  3. Thank you! Oddly, Microsoft does not even offer this solution that I could find anywhere, lol.

  4. Thank You! Oddly, Microsoft does not even offer this as a solution, lol.

  5. When I try to go into the windows run box and put in %localappdata%, I get the question of what do I want to use to open this? It gives me some options and none of them are opening up the right area of the files. Anyone have a solution for me? I had this computer fixed a while back so it may not be the same as a normal machine now. Thanks for any advice.

  6. I LOVE YOU! Thank you so much for this. Worked like a charm!!!

  7. YESSS, IT'S FIXED!!!! You saved me from chucking out my computer!

  8. I was about to lose my mind!!!! Thank you so much! You are a life saver. I was honestly telling my laptop all about itself, lol.

  9. ok i am so happy!!!! you just solved my problem. thanks heaps for sharing!!

  10. Yes it's a super and quick 100% working fix, many thanks :)

  11. Since I am impatient, LOL, I selected them all and clicked on 'Install for all users' and it worked! So no need to do one at a time!

  12. So will I have to do this every time I download new fonts?

    1. Nope! In general, you will not have to use these steps. Usually if Silhouette Studio is closed, you install your font and reopen, they will show.

  13. Fantastic fix been struggling for days and days until I found your fix.

  14. Thank you for this! FYI, you can use CTRL + A to select all of the fonts, then right-click and install for all users. I know I have more fonts than I have sense, so doing that saved me a lot of time and clicking.


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