HLP file Workaround for WIndows 10


  1. Posts : 142
    10.0.19045, build 19045
       #1

    HLP file Workaround for WIndows 10


    I had a workaround to use the old HLP files but M$ appears to have broken the ability to use a HLP again.
    Sadly, the workaround (using XP HLP files) no longer appears to work.

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    Questions
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    1) Anyone have a workaround that works (recently tested) ?
    2) Any simple alternative to convert the HLP file contents to a CHM format or other format?
    Sadly, this will force one to get help by running a second program instead of selecting Help from
    an old M$ program (e.g. Word, Excel, VB Classic, etc.), but at least available.
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  2. Posts : 17,014
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #2

    Bree posted about a method of converting hlp files to modern chm files in #2 of How to Open old HLP files from Windows 10 - TenForums

    Alternatively, this utility might be of interest - Help Explorer Viewer - CNet

    Denis
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  3. Posts : 142
    10.0.19045, build 19045
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Try3: Thanks for responding.
    Will check them out.
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