Folder to put fonts for Illustrator CS6 without having to install fonts in system

I remember there used to be a folder I could just put fonts in and they would work for Adobe InDesign. I thought it was a folder called fonts in the same directory the InDesign document was. I tried that for an Illustrator file. I created a folder next to the Illustrator file called fonts and put my fonts in there. But Illustrator doesn’t see the fonts.