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Windows Font Cache Service - Windows 7 Service

Optimizes performance of applications by caching commonly used font data. Applications will start this service if it is not already running. It can be disabled, though doing so will degrade application performance.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter Manual Automatic (Delayed Start)
Home Basic Manual Automatic (Delayed Start)
Home Premium Manual Automatic (Delayed Start)
Professional Manual Automatic (Delayed Start)
Ultimate Manual Automatic (Delayed Start)
Enterprise Manual Automatic (Delayed Start)

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Font Cache Service
Service name:FontCache
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
File:%WinDir%\system32\FntCache.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Font Cache Service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Windows Font Cache Service fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the FontCache service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Font Cache Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsFontCacheServiceWindows7.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the FntCache.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.