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Reinstalling Default Fonts in Mountain Lion

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fs_tigre Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 4, 2012 6:41 AM

Hi,

 

After buying the new iMac and have used it for two day I noticed that some files were in the Trash folder including the Fonts folder (don't ask me how they got there becuase I would swear I didn't move them). Since I didn't know where the Fonts folder belones to (system or user folder) I search on the internet and some people sugested doing a restore using Font Book (File>Restore Standard Fonts), but this made it worse since when it when and check it deletes the existing folders so now I only have the folder that was in the trash and I'm for sure missing one folder.

 

Is there a way to reinstall the default fonts in Mountain Lion without reinstalling the operating system?

 

This is the only thing I found but this will reinstall the OS.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4201528?start=0&tstart=0

 

 

Thanks a lot

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 7:01 AM (in response to fs_tigre)

    Yes, that will re-install ML but it will be an install "in place" meaning it won't touch your existing data.

    Not knowing which font folder (there are three) is in your trash, it's probably the best way to restore your default fonts.

     

    Fonts folders are stored in /Library/Fonts

    /System/Library/Fots

    and ~/Library/Fonts

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 7:21 AM (in response to fs_tigre)

    fs_tigre wrote:

     

    So, this does not delete any Applications, Preferences etc?

    No, it does not. It will not touch anything in your Home folder, or other user accounts.

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to fs_tigre)

    If they were installed in ~/Library/Fonts they will be there.

    If they were installed in /Library fonts you will have to re-install those.

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 7:04 AM (in response to fs_tigre)

    You can use FontBook to find and delete duplicates.

    Have you checked for updates for your iWork?

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to fs_tigre)

    I'm not sure why you are getting that message on the iWork apps. It might be possible to copy the DVD to a USB drive, or you may be able to use Pacifist to extract the individual installers.

     

    First, I try getting in touch with Apple or making an appointment in an Apple Store to see how they might help you out.

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