All of a sudden my Creative Cloud application (Creative Cloud.Exe) will not start and there is no CC app icon in my toolbar. I am running Windows 7.1 and all of my other Creative Cloud applications (e.g, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere pro, etc) function properly except that in Photoshop ( Adobe Photoshop Version: 21.0.1 20191106.r.47 2019/11/06: 3152b481f18 x64) just today Fonts that I was using yesterday are reported as missing. The CC app icon has been missing from my toolbar for months, but I didn't think anything of it till today when in trying to re-activate the fonts I found that I couldn't start the CC application.
I have a desktop shortcut to Creative Cloud.Exe (C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\ACC\Creative Cloud.Exe) but it no longer starts; double clicking on it or navigating to the directory itself and Right click>Run as administrator produces no effect. The app simply does not start. So I have 2 problems:
1. Creative Cloud application no longer works at all
2. All fonts that I have activated via Creative cloud are now considered missing.
I would appreciate help on how to correct these problems. Thanks in advance for any help. Also if this is the wrong place for this post, please direct me to where I should post it. Thanks