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.chm file on window7

 
Aashu Mahajan
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Please guys tell me how to open a .chm file on window7?

 
Ulf Dittmer
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What happens if you double-click it? That would be the usual way.
 
Martin Vajsar
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If you downloaded the file from the Internet, you might need to "unblock" it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2021383
 
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you could probably also right-click it, and select "open with..." and choose an application.

The REAL question is...what is in the file? Is it text? is it binary?
 
Martin Vajsar
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In Windows, the CHM extension usually corresponds to the Compiled HTML Help file format. On my Windows 7 it is associated with C:\Windows\hh.exe, which is described as "Microsoft HTML Help Executable".

Windows marks files that were downloaded from the internet and stored on NTFS partitions with special attribute as unsafe, and usually provides one additional warning when opening such a file. It seems that this mechanism doesn't work properly with CHM files and they need to be "unblocked" manually, as described in the link I've posted above.
 
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