Temporary Font Manager

A new free and portable tool from No-Nonsens inc. Temporary Font Manager is designed to load fonts temporarily into the Windows environment without the need to install fonts into the Windows fonts folder. Temporary Font Manager works with TTF (Raw TrueType Font), OTF (PostScript OpenType Font) and FON (Font Resource File) font files. Temporary Font Manager has been tested on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Temporary Font Manager: interface

Why Temporary Font Manager

Temporary Font Manager is primarily developed for those who need to work with fonts on school, university or company computers and are not allowed to install fonts permanently into the Windows environment. Insufficient or restricted user credentials can disallow users to install fonts into the Windows fonts folder. If this sound familiar to you than consider downloading Temporary Font Manager. Temporary Font Manager can temporary install fonts from any location on your hard drive or USB device. Due to it’s portable design no installation is required. The program itself can also be executed from USB devices.

Temporary Font Manager can also be of great support if you, for example, work with a lot of different fonts on a daily basis. It is probably not your preferred choice to permanently install dozens of fonts as it will slow down your system. Temporary Font Manager can be a great alternative for those people.

Temporary Fonts

Fonts installed with Temporary Font Manager are system wide available for all programs as long as Temporary Font Manager is active. Closing Temporary Font Manager will automatically uninstall all temporarily installed fonts. Please note that Windows will also automatically unload all temporarily installed fonts when ending your Windows session (log off / shutdown / restart).

System tray

Temporary Font Manager can minimise to the system tray. By minimising the program to the system tray Temporary Font Manager is no longer visible on the screen. To restore Temporary Font Manager from the system tray simply click on the Temporary Font Manager tray icon.

Temporary Font Manager: system tray icon

Strict loading / unloading

Temporary Font Manager uses the default Windows API to temporarily install and uninstall fonts. On very few computers the default API might cause problems with temporarily installing and uninstalling font files due to insufficient credentials. If Temporary Font Manager seems to freeze on your system simply uncheck the “Strict loading / unloading fonts” checkbox and Temporary Font Manager tries to resolve credential limitations by using an alternative method for temporary installing and uninstalling fonts.

Temporary Font Manager: strict font loading

Free for personal use

Temporary Font Manager is free for personal use and contains no in-app purchases, hidden fees, or disabled functionality. For commercial use we require you to contact us in front to obtain a free commercial license ( this is not a typo, the commercial license is also free of charge ). Would you like to try Temporary Font Manager first? No problem, we allow you to try Temporary Font Manager up to 30 days without a commercial license.

Drag and Drop

Temporary Font Manager supports loading of individual fonts, supports scanning a folder including all sub-folders for available fonts and supports drag and drop fonts from the Windows Explorer.

Project files

Lists of fonts can be saved in Temporary Font Manager project files for easy access each time you continue working on your projects. Temporary Font Manager project files can also be opened by double clicking project files from the Windows Explorer. Command line batch support is also included.

Crash recovery

It is not our intention that Temporary Font Manager crashes but in the off-chance that this happens Temporary Font Manager will automatically recover the state of all temporary loaded and installed fonts on restart.

Issues and limitations

Temporary Font Manager 1.1x is still in development. The short list below shows currently known issues and limitations:

  • 32 bit version (x86) is currently not available for download (not sure if we will release a 32bit version).
  • support for obsolete Windows versions like XP, NT4, 2000 and Vista will not be implemented.

Download Temporary Font Manager

Temporary Font Manager is available for download as a “ZIP” archive. Unzip Temporary Font Manager to any folder you prefer using the build-in Windows decompressor or a free archiver tool like 7-ZIP. Double click “TFM.exe” after extracting the ZIP archive to run Temporary Font Manager.

Version: 1.1.23
License: Free for personal use
Document format: ZIP archive
File size: 1 MB
Downloads: 2931
Platform: Windows x64 (64 bit)
Download: TemporaryFontManager.zip
MD5 Hash: ea3630c04f35ea2f8c5d86dcda250a64
SHA1 Hash: f4a163f6441221ec6a8c6fb8e904f3ffb710c921
SHA256 Hash: 3963fd2cf4bc4a43a9b9ac02496fe08534d698ed7ee684c0a0d76d5d76f9909d

To verify the integrity of the “Temporary File Manager 1.1.23” ZIP archive check the MD5, SHA-1 or SHA-256 checksum after download by using a Hash calculator ( for example Hash Tool, available for free in the Microsoft Store ).

No warranties

Temporary Font Manager is provided “As Is”, without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.

In no event does No Nonsens inc. authorise the use of “Temporary Font Manager” in applications or systems where “Temporary Font Manager” failure to perform can reasonably be expected to result in a significant physical injury, or in loss of life. Any such use by you is entirely at your own risk, and you agree to hold No Nonsens inc. harmless from any claims or losses relating to such unauthorised use.


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6 thoughts on “Temporary Font Manager”

  1. Somehow all my beautiful added fonts had disappeared from Windows installed fonts. Well, I had had a problem with that which had been resolved but I had not asked for any additional help removing all the fonts I had installed! I am so glad I found your useful program. Thank you very much. Many more people should know about it.

  2. I have used other solutions for installing temporary fonts but literally, Temporary Font Manager is the best solution so far. And it is super easy to use!

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