Redirect Windows Font Folder

Posted on 2009-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
My Graphics department has a knack of screwing up their PC's...Photoshop, Ilustrator + 10,000 fonts. To save my team from having to rebuild their PC's over...and over again, I have installed ReturNil, which prevents any changes to the C: partition. Desktop/My Docs etc.. are redirected to the D: partition. However, they do need to be able to install new Fonts. giving them Admin Rights is not what I want to do, and if they had permission to write to the Font folder, any changes would be lost upon system reboot. So.... How can I change the location of the Font folder to D:\Fonts etc... This should allow them to add/remove Fonts, while keeping the system partition clean.
Question by:mahjohn
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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
    Change the FONTS value, to your Network Path....

    To test...


    Should open the network location..... This can be easily scripted.....

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    This registry key is where you can change the location of the fonts folder:

    Shell Folders

    You need to create a new string value called "Fonts" (minus the quotes), and
    for its value, create the path to the folder you want to use.

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