"Selected font failed during last operation" Issue.

Community Beginner ,
Apr 02, 2020 Apr 02, 2020

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Hello everyone. I keep getting this pop up "Selected font failed during last operation. If problem persists, please disable the font." On all fonts Adobe and personal fonts. Not stock fonts.

Here are some things I have tried. 

  • Clearing Photoshop Cache
  • Clearing Photoshop CTFont Cache 
  • Uninstalled and re-install all Adobe apps
  • Added my personal fonts to Adobe cloud
  • Uninstalled and re-install all fonts (Through Adobe and manually)

Only in Photoshop. Illustrator still lets me use all the fonts. InDesign does not load the font either instead I get an "OpenType is not available for this font" with red highlight. Is there any way i can reset all font settings or files on a Mac if that's even a thing? I think I have PS 21.1.1 and I am using Mac. 

Thanks!!!

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Community Beginner , Apr 03, 2020 Apr 03, 2020
I ended up installing the second to latest update and now it works. I'll just wait for the next update. Also I noticed that most answers included erasing the CTFont Cache but didnt offer a solution in Mac most recent update. This is how I did it although it did not resolve my issue.  CT FONT CACHE PS 2020 MACFinder > Go tab > +Option > Library (look up "how to open hidden Libary folder" for help in Finder) > Application Suport > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop 2020 > CT Font Cache!! Hope this helps and ...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 02, 2020 Apr 02, 2020

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Hi please follow the given method which is already shared by community member hope it helps you....regards

 

  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.
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Apr 02, 2020 Apr 02, 2020

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Thanks but I have tried this with no luck. Do you know any other methods? 

 

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Nov 04, 2020 Nov 04, 2020

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This did not work for me.

 

I'm using PS CC 22.0.0 release, on a Windows 10 computer, version 10.0.18363. This computer was updated recently and I think this is why I'm not able to use the type tool in Photoshop now - I get the "selected font failed during the last operation" message. 

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New Here ,
Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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Problem is my document WONT save. I cant close photoshop to update the cache folders. Im stuck too not being able to save my last set of revisions! Any ideas on how to do this with Photoshop open?

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 03, 2020 Apr 03, 2020

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I ended up installing the second to latest update and now it works. I'll just wait for the next update.

 

Also I noticed that most answers included erasing the CTFont Cache but didnt offer a solution in Mac most recent update. This is how I did it although it did not resolve my issue. 

 

CT FONT CACHE PS 2020 MAC

Finder > Go tab > +Option > Library (look up "how to open hidden Libary folder" for help in Finder) > Application Suport > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop 2020 > CT Font Cache!!

 

Hope this helps and if ayone has any alternitive sollutions help would be greatly apreceated, I will sitll use outdated version for now. 

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New Here ,
Nov 26, 2020 Nov 26, 2020

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Okay, I have found the issue...

 

Adobe writes files and preferences for the Apps into the C:/Programs/Adobe folder... Windows decides to lock down/limit access to these folders for security I am assuming (or your network administrator may be setting a policy). You need to enable full read/write access to this top level Adobe folder (so it will flow through all sub folders in that folder) and give Full Allow rights for the these security groups: SYSTEM, Users, and most importantly CREATOR OWNER.

 

  1. Close Photoshop and Creative Cloud App
  2. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Adobe
  3. Right-click the Adobe folder and select 'Preferences'
  4. Click 'Security' tab
  5. Click SYSTEM 
  6. Click 'Full Control' (top option)
  7. Repeat for SYSTEM, Users, Administrator groups
  8. Click OK to apply the changes.
  9. Open Photoshop and the Type iBeam reappeared without the error diaglogue box

 

If you cannot access these security groups to make changes, you will meed to contact your Adminstrator to make these changes for you. 

 

Good luck and hope this works for you as well.

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2020 Dec 11, 2020

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This solved it for me! I was encountering this issue, specifically with the "Futura PT" font. Strangely, it occurred with the "light" version of the font, but not the "light oblique" version.

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New Here ,
Dec 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020

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None of the above remedies (delete cache or allow rights) worked for me. Every single font failed with "Selected font failed during the last operation," for me, then I remembered I had recently installed a "new" font for a project. In reviewing my Windows 10 Font Folder it turns out it was the only Type 1 font installed. Removing it solved the issue. I am not sure if the font was corrupt or PS 22.1.0 20201125.r.94 doesn't like Type 1 fonts. I did find this searching the issue, "Adobe Photoshop will cease support of PostScript Type 1 fonts in 2021. At that time, PostScript Type 1 fonts will no longer be listed in Photoshop's Font menu."

 

I now have my type iBeam without error again!

 

 

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New Here ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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Finally after a week of off and on trouble shooting, this was the solution. I opened an old project from a college in InDesign which has some old type 1 fonts that needed to be installed. Bad idea.

It locked up Photoshop with the error message Selected font failed during last operation. Just removed all type 1 fonts and boom, it all works now. Thank you @larryk36637832 

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New Here ,
Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021

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This solved the weird issue. Thank you!

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New Here ,
Jan 09, 2021 Jan 09, 2021

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I couldn't access any fonts, kept getting the Selected font failed message. None of the above - clearing of the cache, system, etc worked for me. I finally stumbled across a post where they had problems with the Myriad  Pro font. I went to Adobe Fonts in Creative Cloud and downloaded the Myriad Pro font set. That worked. No more message!

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Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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Solved my problem as well, thank you!

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New Here ,
Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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Hey Adobe - this is ongoing - can you please fix this - I'm paying for stuff that doesn't always work!!

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Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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I had this error message and couldn't save. I was unable to salvage my work but I did manage to avoid the message popping up on subsequent saves.

I opened creative cloud updates, selected other versions from the dot menu at the end of the photoshop row and installed Version 20.00 - new updates don't get installed because this error eventually pops up again, so I am currently working with out of date photoshop.

Adobe's help system seems to be based on a dumb virtual assistant or let the customers sort it out for themselves - ADOBE had better sort this one out out for their customers, I don't have time to trawl through the net and try multiple to fix it for them
-- My method of "sort it out for myself" may well become looking for replacement for their product. 

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