Selected font failed during last operation

New Here ,
Oct 14, 2014 Oct 14, 2014

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When i'm trying to use the text tool I get the 'Selected font failed during last operation' message.

How can i fix this?

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New Here , Aug 13, 2015 Aug 13, 2015

I had the same error and searched for all the solutions, but nothing.

The font test script gave me same error message

- C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\tmp00000001

- C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\tmp00000001

- C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\tmp00000001

And of course, there were no tmpxxx files in any photoshop folder in my computer.

After long searches and trying solutions, I opened the file on another computer running photoshop, identified all the font

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New Here ,
Apr 01, 2016 Apr 01, 2016

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What do you do though, if this font is used in 100's or 1000's of projects?
Also... I'm getting this error on many fonts.

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New Here ,
Apr 07, 2016 Apr 07, 2016

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Excellent !.. Worked for me .. Thanks

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New Here ,
Nov 09, 2016 Nov 09, 2016

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Thanks a lot!

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New Here ,
Jan 21, 2017 Jan 21, 2017

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FOR WINDOWS:

 

TO FIX THIS ISSUE GO TO

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\Required\typesupport

DELETE THE (FntNames DATABASE FILE)

THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO START TYPING AGAIN 🙂

THIS IS FOR THE 2017 VERSION

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New Here ,
Feb 12, 2017 Feb 12, 2017

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I followed your instructions and problem is still not fixed. Please help ! 

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Community Expert ,
Feb 12, 2017 Feb 12, 2017

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Inside the Required folder is the Typesupport folder where the Fntnames.db file is.

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2017

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Thanks but it didn't work for me, still getting the error on every installed font. Need to add some text to an image and I can't, it's so frustrating!

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New Here ,
May 23, 2018 May 23, 2018

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I did every step.... still not working HELP pleaseeeeeee

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New Here ,
Oct 28, 2018 Oct 28, 2018

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It's worked. Thanks.

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New Here ,
Jul 31, 2022 Jul 31, 2022

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Tried this, now Photoshop will not launch.

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2017

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Somewhere along the line of doing the following I managed to fix the issue:

Reset Windows font defaults (hit start button and then type 'change font settings'), click Restore default font settings.

That didn't appear to work so I then un-installed Photoshop and re-installed it.

When that didn't seem to work I decided on a restart which then cured it for me.

Good luck!

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New Here ,
Sep 13, 2017 Sep 13, 2017

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Thank you so much for your help -- it worked!

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New Here ,
Feb 18, 2017 Feb 18, 2017

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Thanks! This fixed my problem.

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Community Beginner ,
May 04, 2017 May 04, 2017

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The same problem after update Windows 10, the last big update month ago and than the update from Adobe photoshop not the last, one before. Need to reset w10 font delete font database, restart. Uninstall and install font i need and than i can work with it. But after i open some older file with this font the problem i again here....

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 16, 2017 Jun 16, 2017

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You're a lifesaver.

My IT guy had no answer to this issue, then I looked this up.

Thank you!

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New Here ,
Jul 01, 2017 Jul 01, 2017

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I have windows 10 followed the sequence for finding the CT font cach it worked, God bless you

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 17, 2017 Jul 17, 2017

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Hello everyone,

I experienced this bug as well. My solution was:

Navigate in your Windows Explorer to the following folder:

This PC > OS (C:) > User / Nutzer > [your name] > AppData > Roaming > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 > CT Font Cache

Save the contents in a folder of your choice (I recommend in your usual backup folder). Then delete it completely (also in your recycle bin). Shutdown your computer - wait for at least 10 seconds. Reboot. That's it.

Hope, this works for you as well. If not: restart with ressurection of the saved file from the backup and try one of the other ways mentioned above.

Have a nice day and good succes.

Best regards,

Franziska

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New Here ,
Jul 19, 2017 Jul 19, 2017

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This doesn't work. Still getting message. HELP!!!

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New Here ,
Jul 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017

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Thank you so much....It worked for me by deleting permanently "CT Font Cache" folder.

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New Here ,
Aug 12, 2017 Aug 12, 2017

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All solution not working!

it is not use to uninstall and install again photoshop CC

I'm so stressful... the best solution is let's unsubscribe CC plan and go back to Photoshop CS5!

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New Here ,
Aug 23, 2017 Aug 23, 2017

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Worked for me also - thanks!

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 19, 2017 Sep 19, 2017

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Windows 10 Creator's update, Photoshop CC 2017.1.1

I deleted the above CT Font Cache folder with no success. In fact it was so annoying that Photoshop completely froze up solid twice (which is a bit unusual nowadays). I eventually had to take a chance and delete the other cache folder named FontFeatureCache since I had nothing to lose, but the prospect of a fresh install.

That was successful.

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Explorer ,
Oct 04, 2017 Oct 04, 2017

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I keep having this problem too - above solution works but would like a permanent solution!!

I'm on Windows 10 using Photoshop CC 2017 (latest version). 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 09, 2018 Mar 09, 2018

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You are awesome!!! Thanks a lot my friend. 100% WORKING!!!

After that, I tried this, and thanks God I found how to clear photoshop's font cache:

  1. Exit Photoshop and the Creative Cloud desktop app (if installed).
  2. Navigate to the appropriate folder
    • Photoshop CS6 and earlier
      Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe
      Windows 7: \Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Adobe
    • Photoshop CC and CC 2014
      Windows 7 and 8: \Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC or CC 2014
  3. Delete the TypeSupport folder (Photoshop CS6 and earlier) or the CT Font Cache folder (Photoshop CC and CC 2014), and empty the trash.

TADA, it's working now.

Hope it helps

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New Here ,
Aug 10, 2018 Aug 10, 2018

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another way I solved this problem is to reinstall the fonts. It worked for me.

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