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CHM help files don’t display their content

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Trying to view a chm help file and getting something like “This program cannot display the webpage” or “Page Cannot Be Displayed”  or this sort of thing …

Nothing to see here

Nothing to see here

There are plenty of solutions on the web about unblocking chm files in Vista etc but here is a curly one that can catch you out – if the path or file name of the .chm contains the “#” character then you have a problem. The solution is to rename it, removing the # character.

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319247 for details.

I hope this saves you the considerable amount of time it took me to find this.

Written by CADbloke

November 5, 2008 at 8:48 am

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