- You can't install any program vis Time Machine or any other backup method, it will fail. Programs can only be installed from original installer.
- Fonts have to be installed via OS.
- If you have T1 fonts they are not supported any more. If you need to use them with InDesign, you have to copy them into the Font folder in the same folder where the program is installed.
Thanks for the response. Time Machine was only for the System and other files. I reinstalled CS6 from my original disks. And the fonts are already in Font Book. I uninstalled/reinstalled CS6 some months back the same way and definitely did not have to reinstall all of my fonts.
However since the above post I've downloaded CS6 updates from Adobe and also deleted and reinstalled a couple of the missing fonts in font book, and now it appears that most if not all of them have reappeared. So perhaps that reconnected Font Book with CS.
Try clearing the Font Caches and deleting the Adobefnt*.lst files where * returns a two-digit number.
Thanks Peter. I just did a search have a ton of "adobeFnt14.lst" files and a few with other numbers at the end. It looks like they're all in the ID Packages that I created at one time or another to send to printers, etc. So I should just delete all those?
And I've never cleared a font cache in all the years I've been working in InDesign. Is that something I should be doing routinely?
the .lst files will be rebuilt automatically if needed, so it's safe to delete them, but probably not essential for old packages.
I'm not a Mac user, so I'm not totally up on what happens, but it's my understanding that OSX is supposed to do things like defrag and clear caches automatically. In reality, those routines run in the wee hours when most people have turned off the machine, so they never get done. Clearing font caches is always a good idea when you have font issues. You can use a utility like Cocktail to run the scripts to do the clearing, or you can probably find directions to do it from terminal if you google.