How to Reinstall Helvetica.ttf

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How to Reinstall Helvetica.ttf
Unlike the days of the typewriter, computers offer many different fonts. (Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

If you've ever switched between a new computer and a much older computer, then you know the pain of missing fonts. With just a little bit of time and minimal effort, this can be corrected.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Flash drive
  • Two PCs

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Leave the current machine powered on and visit another computer.

  2. 2

    Plug in the Flash drive into the secondary computer.

  3. 3

    Click "Start" and then "Computer."

  4. 4

    Navigate to C:\Windows\Fonts in the current window.

  5. 5

    Locate Helvetica.ttf in the resulting list of files.

  6. 6

    Copy Helvetica.ttf to the Flash drive.

  7. 7

    Safely eject the Flash drive and plug it into the primary computer.

  8. 8

    Copy the Helvetica.ttf file to C:\Windows\Fonts.

Tips and warnings

  • After installing a font, you will need to restart any open programs for the programs to detect the font. If another computer is not available, browse the Internet for the font you're looking for and download it to your hard drive.
  • Only download fonts from trusted sites.

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