photoshop freezes as it loads up fonts

SG
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solandy_garcia
Oct 30, 2003
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recently added a massive batch of fonts to my system, this made illustrator and indesign stop working porperly , but photoshop worked fine during this delilema , so looking for a solution on font problem with illustrator and indesign because they werent loading any fonts at all and cease to open fully, a person in the forum suggested to me to delete all my "adobefnt*.LST" files , since they are recreated by the system later on. so in doing so that solved my problem but while both indesign and illustrator work fine , photoshop doesnt wanna open ! and i tryed deleted the "adobefnt*.LST" files again but still not working and i try uninstalling and reinstalling photoshop, so i really have no clues into what is gong on .. can anybody help ?
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dave_milbut
Oct 30, 2003
you loaded a bad font. loading a ton at a time is a bad idea. always do them in managable batches or use a type manager. as it is, you need to isolate the bad font(s) and remove it/them.

take half the fonts out of the font directory, delete the font list files and try again. if it works, the bad font is in the batch you moved. if it doesn’t work, the batch you moved is probably ok and the bad font is in the batch you left. proceed by continuing to half the "bad" batch until you get to the bad font.

and let this be a lesson to you young’in’! 🙂
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graffiti
Oct 30, 2003
and let this be a lesson to you young’in’!

Be easy on ’em Dave.
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dave_milbut
Oct 30, 2003
what?!! I typed a smiley! :):):):):):):):):):):):)
SG
solandy_garcia
Nov 1, 2003
how can i tell a bad font from a good font =D , thanks for answering my question though.. would that font have a certain bad file name at the end ?
SG
solandy_garcia
Nov 1, 2003
also i just got suit case nine ? is there a way i can use this program to help me locate the bad font 🙁
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dave_milbut
Nov 2, 2003
how can i tell a bad font from a good font =D

as i said. remove half. run photoshop. if it starts, the bad font is in the half you removed. if not, it’s in the half you left behind. swap and split again. keep going until you narrow it down to the bad font.
SG
solandy_garcia
Nov 2, 2003
eh i found the bad type.. with fontexpert program.. its about 4 of them.. and they dont want to unregister , uninstall or be deleted manually from the windows font file…=/ is there anythingi can do?
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r_harvey
Nov 2, 2003
They may not actually be there, or they are links that point to bogus locations (like a CD-ROM). If you’re comfortable with editing the Windows Registry, you can correct the flaky entries.

The Registry key that lists fonts is easy to find. But if you can’t find it on your own, you shouldn’t be looking, so I won’t help you find it.
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LenHewitt
Nov 2, 2003
Boot into Command Prompt only and delete from ‘DOS’….

In case you are not familiar with DOS commands, here’s what you need to typw:

When you’re at thenC:/prompt:

CD windows

(or CD winnt if that’s where the O/S is installed)

CD Fonts

del fontname (where fontname is the font file name i.e. arial.ttf)

repeat for other 3 fonts

Reboot
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r_harvey
Nov 2, 2003
repeat for other 3 fonts

Some may be links, not fonts. You’ll still have to correct bogus Registry entries. Relax, have fun!

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