FNT File Extension

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Windows Font Format
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What is FNT file?

The .FNT file format comprises of files that are utilized by numerous Windows Applications to save the font file details. Every .FNT file that is saved into the system is useful in storing just one vector or raster font and then the fonts are saved into the Fonts system folder on the Windows OS.

As a matter of fact, the .FNT files are utilized to the preferred font file out of the available options, but now it is marked as an ‘obsolete’ bitmap font file. Presently, the TrueType and OpenType font file formats have, mostly have replaced the older versions and now are very much compatible with the .FNT format.

Programs which support FNT file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open FNT files divided into 4 categories according to system platform supported. Files with FNT extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support FNT file

How to open file with FNT extension?

Problems with accessing FNT may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Windows Font Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install FontEdit

Problems with opening and working with FNT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with FNT files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select FontEdit or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Windows, FontForge) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support FNT files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download FontEdit installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of FontEdit and update if needed

If the problems with opening FNT files still occur even after installing FontEdit, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of FontEdit is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that FontEdit cannot handle files with FNT may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using FontEdit.

Step 3. Assign FontEdit to FNT files

After installing FontEdit (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open FNT files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the FNT file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the FontEdit installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open FNT files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the FNT file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with FNT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the FNT file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper FNT file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the FNT file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the FNT is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the FNT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the FNT file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the FNT file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with FNT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open FontEdit

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with FNT extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Windows Font Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with FNT files affecting older versions of given software.

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