Windows lets you install your own favorite fonts with ease but here is a problem reported by one of our readers that the option of install New Fonts was missing from the File Menu of the Windows/Fonts folder.
Causes of the problem:
• The System and Read Only attributes are no longer set for the Fonts folder.
• The Fontext.dll file may be missing or damaged.
• The Desktop.ini file may be missing or damaged (more info)
The solution to fix this problem is very easy and what all you need is the Tweak UI tool for Windows. It is a Power Toy that gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.
Just install the tool and choose Repair from bottom, as shown. Now select Repair Font Folder from the drop down list and click Repair Now.
The Install New Font option will be restored.