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Windows Font Cache Service - Windows 8 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 10, 11 and 7.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

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

Default Behavior

runsin a shared process. Other services might run in the same process. If Windows Font Cache Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the FontCache service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Windows Font Cache Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsFontCacheServiceWindows8.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.

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