If you have too many files on the desk top, it will slow you down. But if you load too many fonts in the font folder, that will slow things down too when you are trying to use fonts. If you have an external hard drive, you can store the extra fonts there, and bring them to the desk top when you want to use them. I am not an expert on this, Maybe one will way in on the subject. If you don't have that much on the desk top, I don't think having one more folder with fonts in it would hurt.
I keep my spare fonts in a folder within MyDocs.....
What you told me worked fine BUT what I'm trying to do is find a way to look at each font by CHARACTER therefore enabling me to use the dingbat fonts etc.
That's why I use "The Font Thing" and I can only view 'installed' fonts in this way.
So... if I want to look at all my "swirlie" fonts I look under the CATEGORY I've created - 'Swirlies' etc etc.
The original question I asked was... is there a way to backup the Categories I've created within "The Font Thing"...
If no-one else uses this utility, then I'm barking up the wrong tree...!!!! LOL LOL LOL
NOW EVERYONE IS CONFUSED ALONG WITH ME............
I don't use it, so I can't help with that one! Sorry, didn't mean to confuse anyone!