I've Lost (my) fonts - please help !!!
March 29, 2006 2:21 PM   Subscribe

My computer crashed, the HD was reformatted and now when I try to use the following fonts, there gone. I use windows EX, MS office and want to use the following fonts in Photoshop CS. I would like to reinstall the following fonts; Amaze, Bangle, Bickley, Broadway, Stencil, Stop, Surfer, Wide latin, MS gothic. I don't want to pay too much, if possible -- I had the above fonts before the crash. Thanks in advance for any advice...
posted by orlin to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
 
I don't understand what your question is.

The free fonts can be found through Google, then downloaded and installed, the same as last time.

The commercial fonts, if not backed up, will have to be purchased again. Some sellers/foundries may let you download from them again, but for anyone to tell you about that, we'd have to know what sellers you got the fonts from in the first place.
posted by booksandlibretti at 2:40 PM on March 29, 2006


I had them before and not now. When I check for free downloads, there are none. Thank you...
posted by orlin at 2:42 PM on March 29, 2006


And yes, that is why I'm asking for advice for a "free" or "low cost" fix. Thanks again...
posted by orlin at 2:43 PM on March 29, 2006


Right. You don't have them now because you reformatted your hard drive, that's true. But you can probably get the fonts now the same time you got them the first time.

How are you checking for free downloads that you find none? Try Googling, for example, amaze font. You can even hit "I'm Feeling Lucky."

If this is a wink-wink nudge-nudge "please help me find these," that doesn't really work on MeFi. Not because we're mean, but because we don't want to get ourselves or mathowie or MeFi in trouble.
posted by booksandlibretti at 3:01 PM on March 29, 2006


Sorry you lost data, but if you didn't make backups of any fonts you purchased then yes, you will have to buy them again, same as you would if you had lost any other software.

Nobody here is going to link you to pirated copies of fonts, which is what you seem to be asking for.

(As booksandlibretti points out, several of the fonts you list are freely available; just google for them. So it's not all bad news.)
posted by ook at 3:05 PM on March 29, 2006


None of the fonts metioned above are available free. I've Googled with no success. And yes, I did have them befor the "big crash." Thank you...
posted by orlin at 4:07 PM on March 29, 2006


Yes, you had them before, but then you lost them in the big crash.

You can Google for at least some of them. What happens when you go to Google, type in amaze font, and hit "I'm Feeling Lucky"? Try that step-by-step. What happens?
posted by booksandlibretti at 4:13 PM on March 29, 2006


None of the fonts metioned above are available free.

Yes, some of them are. booksandlibretti already told you where to find one of them, and another (MS Gothic) is part of the default windows installation.

And yes, I did have them befor the "big crash."

Yes. This doesn't change anything about your situation.
posted by ook at 6:04 PM on March 29, 2006


None of the fonts metioned above are available free. I've Googled with no success.

Bullshit.

(there is a working download link within the first 10 results).

If the extent of your googling does not include *fontname* and the word download, you're just wasting our time.
posted by juv3nal at 9:20 PM on March 29, 2006


I found most of the fonts in this link. Thanks for the help everyone...
posted by orlin at 10:10 AM on March 30, 2006


Also -- I am not asking anyone to "break the law" as implied above. I'm just not that great on computer geek stuff and would like to get back what I had "LEGALLY" Thanks for the help everyone...
posted by orlin at 2:06 PM on March 30, 2006


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