here you can find winhlp32.exe x86 and x64 :
Solved Can't read older *.hlp files on Windows-10 - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums
Solved Can't read older *.hlp files on Windows-10 - Page 5 - Windows 10 Forums
There is also a link to the official file from MS (800KB).
Following my instructions you'll have also Guide and Search fully working in any language.
Hey!! SFC /SCANNOW detected new files as corrupted and "repaired" them reinstalling original stubs!
2016-02-04 13:24:08, Info CSI 00005d95 [SR] Repairing corrupted file [l:20 ml:21]"\??\C:\WINDOWS\it-IT"\[l:16]"winhlp32.exe.mui" from store
2016-02-04 13:24:08, Info CSI 00005dd4 [SR] Repairing corrupted file [l:14 ml:15]"\??\C:\WINDOWS"\[l:12]"winhlp32.exe" from store
2016-02-04 13:24:25, Info CSI 00006153 [SR] Repairing corrupted file [l:20 ml:21]"\??\C:\WINDOWS\it-IT"\[l:16]"winhlp32.exe.mui" from store
2016-02-04 13:24:25, Info CSI 00006156 [SR] Repairing corrupted file [l:14 ml:15]"\??\C:\WINDOWS"\[l:12]"winhlp32.exe" from store
here's a zip file i made
containing the winhlp32.exe from windows XP
i've been using for a year
along with instructions on how to replace it...
it works for me even on x64...
edit: this works on windows 8 and 10
even though the help file doesn't say so...
and probably 7 too though i haven't tried it...
copy extracted files (see here) and rename as:
Somewhere else and assign .hlp files to this. Remember that .mui must be in a subdir with your language initials (it-IT, en-US, etc.)
I'm on the Windows 10 fast ring for new builds and this was working but a recent build put the original file back. I followed the same procedure but now opening any help simply returns an error (9009) so I'm wondering if this is no longer viable.
Edit: I switched to the XP version and that works.
Last edited by JTVic; 22 Mar 2016 at 14:39.
Thanks to whomever posted a fix for the help files. I replaced the existing Win-10 WinHlp32.exe with the XP version and my Visual Basic Pro 5.0 help works!!!! Thanks loads (maybe from post #46 or later).