4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 15, 2013 9:58 AM by Kwan Parker

    I need to clear Font Cache I think

    Flannel Jesus Level 1

      I'm on Windows 7 running Illustrator 32bit cs5.1


      I've been having a lot of problems with fonts lately. I was using Suitcase Fusion 3, and it was just misbehaving really badly. I figured out the problems with that program, was able to restore my computer to the point where it only had the original fonts, but now I still have this problem:


      In both Illustrator and Photoshop, it lists a lot of fonts that are uninstalled. When I click on them, the screen just flashes and then it goes to the font I last used.


      Through my extensive but ultimately useless googling, I've found that I need to clear the Adobe or Illustrator font cache. It's not my Windows font cache, I've deleted that twice already, so that's fresh. It's definitely Adobe. So how do I do this? Or is there a different solution to these nonexistent fonts that won't leave my font menu?

        • 1. Re: I need to clear Font Cache I think
          Wade_Zimmerman Level 6

          Do a search for a cache utility for Windows.

          Font Explorer from Linotype might have a version for Wondows.

          • 2. Re: I need to clear Font Cache I think
            MikeGondek Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            The Adobe caches are located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\TypeSpt and delete any AdobeFnt*.lst files. Do not delete AdobeFnt.db or FontNames.db!! Those are not caches.

            • 3. Re: I need to clear Font Cache I think
              Flannel Jesus Level 1

              Thanks Wade and Mike.


              I figured it out without using either of your advice, incidentally. It was quite a hassle. In the end I just needed to use the Windows Font Cache and do a restart (I hadn't restarted yet, I think that was key).

              • 4. Re: I need to clear Font Cache I think
                Kwan Parker Level 1

                My indesign CS6 draft documents, at first, really work well.


                Fonts don't quite work anymore in Indesign . . . Adobe have anything to do with that?


                Nobody . . . except their customers.  Among whom I not one . . . not any longer.


                Maybe Adobe missed a Microsoft Windows 8 update and didn't pass the update along to legacy customers?


                Looks that way to me.  How does it look to you?


                Have all of a sudden . . . have your Adobe fonts shown as corrupted in Adobe software . . . but work perfectly well in other software?  What's going on?


                Future bug fixes promised by Adobe to those who choose not to rent their software . . . pending not introductory offers by Adobe?


                Or . . . what?


                Why when I edit an Indesign document, software reports (adobe) fonts are not available, but I see in they are available to Microsoft Office applications?


                What gives?  Thanks for any advice in the earth born world.