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Problem solved... "The file.... does not appear to be a valid font."

Aug 15, 2011 at 22:53

I'm on Windows 7. After I unzipped the downloaded fonts folder, I tried to install the .ttf fonts in different ways: copy it into the fonts folder... right click and install... But the same message kept popping up: "The file.... does not appear to be a valid font."

I found the font here: Script > Handwritten Font name is: "Hand of Sean" by Nice and Ripe Ltd

Does anyone have the same problem? Thanks very much if you can help...

Edited 3 times. Last edit on Aug 16, 2011 at 20:15 by js06cd


Aug 15, 2011 at 23:13

As long as you carefully avoid to tell what font you are talking about I will carefully avoid to give you an answer.


Aug 16, 2011 at 02:50

koeiekat is right. We need to know what font you are talking about and where you downloaded it.


Aug 16, 2011 at 16:16

Thanks for pointing that out!

I found the font here: Script > Handwritten Font name is: "Hand of Sean" by Nice and Ripe Ltd

So this is the message I've been getting: "The file Handsean.ttf does not appear to be a valid font."


Aug 16, 2011 at 16:51

I uploaded it to Megaupload not in a compressed format. Try downloading and see if that works...

Megaupload link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=D74M0K2T


Aug 16, 2011 at 17:12

notfon1234 said  (view post)
I uploaded it to Megaupload not in a compressed format. Try downloading and see if that works...

Megaupload link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=D74M0K2T

Thanks for doing that, I tried installing the file you uploaded and the same error message occurred. Could it be my computer's security settings that were preventing me from installing new fonts?

Because the same error message appears for all other fonts I downloaded here too.


Aug 16, 2011 at 17:48

Do you have another computer? try downloading fonts on that computer, then see if they re valid. Otherwise, your internet connection may be the issue

Edited on Aug 16, 2011 at 17:48 by notfon1234


Aug 16, 2011 at 20:15

notfon1234 said  (view post)
Do you have another computer? try downloading fonts on that computer, then see if they re valid. Otherwise, your internet connection may be the issue

Problem solved! The problem turned out to be the security setting of the computer.
Thanks for your help!


Jul 03, 2012 at 07:39

Can you please elaborate what were the security settings that was causing problem? Even I am facing the similar problem.


Sep 15, 2012 at 23:00

Yes, elaboration would be much appreciated. I'm running into the same issue and would love to know what security setting you changed.


Oct 19, 2012 at 03:57

i'm having the same issue, could you please elaborate how you've fixed this please..

Edited on Oct 19, 2012 at 03:57 by onsitehelper


Oct 22, 2012 at 00:25

Hi all, I've fixed this issue by promoting the user to local admin on the machine



Feb 13, 2013 at 04:12

I had same problem on my Vista computer. I got the "not a valid font" message attempting to install a font. Then I relogged in as user "Administrator" and the font installed without a hitch. This is confusing to me since my regular User account has Administrative privileges. Go figure.

Note: By default Vista doesn't show the Administrator user on the login screen. You have to go through a few hoops to get that to happen. If I remember correctly, it goes something like this: Under your regular login (if that has Administrator privileges) open a DOS box "cmd.exe". But don't open it right away. Rather right-click it and then select "run as Administrator" in the menu that rolls down. Then type into the DOS box: "net user Administrator /active:yes" and hit Enter. Then restart the computer and the Administrator user option should appear on your login screen. If the Administrator account has a password and you don't know it, you can get around this by logging back on under your regular user name. Then manage the Administrator account through User Accounts in the Control Panel--delete the password, then create another one, if you want. Then restart and you should be set. Good luck!


May 16, 2013 at 17:19

Problem solved! I did a google search for "font converter" and uploaded the file. Even though it was marked as a .ttf I told it to convert to a .ttf and BAM!! It worked. Download to your desktop and right click the file and click on "Install". I knew it wasn't difficult.


May 17, 2013 at 23:31

notAvalidFont said  (view post)
Problem solved! I did a google search for "font converter" and uploaded the file. Even though it was marked as a .ttf I told it to convert to a .ttf and BAM!! It worked. Download to your desktop and right click the file and click on "Install". I knew it wasn't difficult.

NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOUR MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!


May 18, 2013 at 01:36

notAvalidFont said  (view post)
Problem solved! I did a google search for "font converter" and uploaded the file. Even though it was marked as a .ttf I told it to convert to a .ttf and BAM!! It worked. Download to your desktop and right click the file and click on "Install". I knew it wasn't difficult.



May 18, 2013 at 02:02

salmacordero said  (view post)
notAvalidFont said  (view post)
Problem solved! I did a google search for "font converter" and uploaded the file. Even though it was marked as a .ttf I told it to convert to a .ttf and BAM!! It worked. Download to your desktop and right click the file and click on "Install". I knew it wasn't difficult.


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Oct 20, 2013 at 15:17

notAvalidFont said  (view post)
Problem solved! I did a google search for "font converter" and uploaded the file. Even though it was marked as a .ttf I told it to convert to a .ttf and BAM!! It worked. Download to your desktop and right click the file and click on "Install". I knew it wasn't difficult.

thank you-- this works for Vista too with most fonts.



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