This is not a new thing just getting really annoying here lately. We load all fonts to the windows directory. We also have a "Font Swap directory on our network. That way if a designer needs to pull up something designed by someone else and the font is missing font manager can load it as long as that person has their font manager set to look there. Anyway, on any given day we can pull up a file we were working on the previous day and the font is missing and also missing from the network directory. Today I begin a new doc and begin to design some parking signs. I try to choose the font we've used for years and the whole font family is gone. I can see them all in FM but can't install them from there due to a recent network rebuild (network problem with permissions os some thing). I have to copy them to the desktop them install them then delete them from the desktop to uncutter.
Sounds like your IT person needs their butt kicked. Is it a Windows server?
Yes. It's also password protected and every once in a while I'll lose connection and he'll dig out the password, input and choose "remember" and I'm in. A few days will go by and I lose it again and have to input the password again.
OK is this a Domain or a peer to peer network.
Now that I have connection restored to the font swap folder FM is broke. Just hangs. Not responding after 20min. All I'm doing to telling it where to look for the fonts.