Disable Windows 7 font viewer
Posted on 2010-09-21
So I would like to figure out how to disable the Windows 7 font viewer feature. I wouldn't care if it was just when I went to control panel or if they gave me another option.
The issue is that when you explore to c:\windows\fonts you don't actually see folder contents. Instead you get the new windows 7 font manager which only shows you installed fonts. There seems to be no good way to explore to the fonts folder and view it.
In my case I pushed a ttf file to the directory, but it will not show up because it was installed as a font through the new manager. I just copied it to another location and installed it properly so I'm not stuck.
But the idea that I can't see the font folder as a folder is extremely aggravating for some reason. I mean when you use explorer to get to a system folder you should get the system folder, not a wizard.
Does anyone know how to see the true contents of the font folder via windows explorer?