I think the conventional way of installing fonts in Windows that we all know, involves copying and pasting the font file (.ttf) in C:\Windows\Fonts folder.

There is also an alternate way which lets you to install the fonts using shortcut. Installing the fonts in this way is really effective and useful when you find that your C Drive where you have installed your Windows is almost full and no more programs may be installed. This shortcut technique enables you to install the fonts from other drives (except C Drive) without pasting it to C:\Windows\Fonts folder.

Installing Fonts using Shortcut

To enable this option, follow these simple steps :

  1. Navigate to C:\Windows\Fonts, and click on Font Settings which is on the left pane of the window.
    Font Settings in Windows Fonts Folder

    Font Settings in Windows Fonts Folder

  2. In the Font Settings window, put a tick mark on Allow fonts to be installed using a shortcut (advanced).
    Allowing Installation using Shortcut Option in Font Settings

    Allowing Installation using Shortcut Option in Font Settings

  3. Now double click on any font file (.ttf) which you want to install and that is in a drive other than C Drive. Put a tick mark on Use shortcut and click on Install button.
    Installing Font using Shortcut

    Installing Font using Shortcut

The selected font will be installed instantly in your computer.