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Remove Folders, Keep Contents

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    PeterH

    Hey, I have about 3000 fonts, but each is in a different folder. I need a way in which to install them all as fonts without having to go through each folder.

    Is there a way to remove 3000 folders and put all the files in one folder. I noticed that when you delete a folder it says: "Delete folder and all its contents?". Can you; "Delete folder and keep its contents"?

    Alterternatively is there a way to install fonts by dragging folders into the fonts control panel?

    Thanks,

    Peter

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    W3bbo

    Parent Folder > Search > name: "*.tff, *.fon, *.ps1, *.ps3"; Recurse subfolders > Drag results into %systemroot%\Fonts


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    Yggdrasil

    W3bbo wrote:
    Parent Folder > Search > name: "*.tff, *.fon, *.ps1, *.ps3"; Recurse subfolders > Drag results into %systemroot%\Fonts


    I was all set to suggest this:

    for /r c:\fonts %f in (*.*) do copy %f c:\fonts

    to copy them all into one directory, but your way is much better. Smiley

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    PeterH

    Thanks, I didn't know that you could use *.%filetype% notation in search. All installed now.

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    hostlocity

    This is exactly what I want to do but I'm not sure exactly how to follow these instructions.  I tried to use the command prompt but it didn't work.  More detailed instructions on how to accomplish this in Windows XP would be appreciated.

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