3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2013 9:13 PM by RyanManUtd
RyanManUtd Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

Hi there,

 

I am currently using my 27" iMac which is running on Snow Leopard. I have installed a lot of fonts during the 2 years that I have been using this iMac.

 

Now, I am buying a new 27" iMac which runs on Mountain Lion.

 

How do I transfer/copy all the fonts that I have installed in my Snow Leopard iMac to my Mountain Lion iMac ?

 

Thanks

 

(NB: I intend to run both iMac independently and do not intend to upgrade the Snow Leopard iMac to Mountain Lion)


15.4, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 27" iMac - 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 1GB ATI Radeon HD, i5 QuadCore
  • 1. Re: How to transfer all my installed fonts to Mountain Lion ?
    Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (27,790 points)

    If you installed them in your User fonts folder, you'd copy them from there. So that's home/Library/Fonts. If you installed them for all users, they'll be in /Library/Fonts.

     

    If you have a lot of additional fonts, it might behoove you to store them somewhere else, and use a font manager such as FontExplorer to manage and activate them only when needed - otherwise they're all active at all times and are using up memory.

     

    Matt

  • 2. Re: How to transfer all my installed fonts to Mountain Lion ?
    baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (60,115 points)

    That being the case, I'd wipe the new machine, reinstall the OS, and, on first boot, follow the steps in Pondini's Setup New Mac guide. Afterwards, delete anything you don't want, such as any PPC apps that ML can't run. For specifics on managing fonts, see Font Management in OS X

  • 3. Re: How to transfer all my installed fonts to Mountain Lion ?
    RyanManUtd Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    Thanks Matt for the tips !

    Matt Clifton wrote:

     

    If you installed them in your User fonts folder, you'd copy them from there. So that's home/Library/Fonts. If you installed them for all users, they'll be in /Library/Fonts.

     

    If you have a lot of additional fonts, it might behoove you to store them somewhere else, and use a font manager such as FontExplorer to manage and activate them only when needed - otherwise they're all active at all times and are using up memory.

     

    Matt