Winhelp file problem

Posted: 08-21-2003, 10:42 AM
We have installed a program that uses the winhelp.exe from
Win9x
When we want to look at the help files from within the
application, we get an error that this help file is not a
help file and we need another version of Help.
Opening the help file with winhelp.exe from XP results in
this error. Opening it with the winhelp.Exe from the
application works fine. Also opening it with wnhlp32 works
fine.
Tried replacing the winhelp file from XP with the one from
the application. But that doesn't work thanks to Windows
File Protection.
How can I fix this?
Thanks

Winhelp file problem


Responses to "Winhelp file problem"

Rob Schneider
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: Winhelp file problem
Posted: 08-21-2003, 10:56 AM
Eddy wrote:
> We have installed a program that uses the winhelp.exe from
> Win9x
> When we want to look at the help files from within the
> application, we get an error that this help file is not a
> help file and we need another version of Help.
> Opening the help file with winhelp.exe from XP results in
> this error. Opening it with the winhelp.Exe from the
> application works fine. Also opening it with wnhlp32 works
> fine.
> Tried replacing the winhelp file from XP with the one from
> the application. But that doesn't work thanks to Windows
> File Protection.
> How can I fix this?
> Thanks
The winhelp program in XP is called winhlp32.exe, and on my XP it's
version 5.1.2600.1106 stored in the c:\windows folder.

XP also delivers winhelp.exe version 3.10.0.425 in the c:\windows folder
.... probably for backwards compatibility ... i'm not sure.

Recommendations:
1. check which versions of these two programs you have
2. check if you application installed a bogus version of winhelp.exe
3. check if your help file can be opend by the winhlp32 program (I don't
have any know old hlp files available to me to try this for myself).
4. contact the maker of the application and find out their
recommendations for using their help file on XP.

you can replace, if you want, the XP help file. File protection is under
your own control. Windows XP doesn't prevent this. You need to use the
right admininstrator (or other priviledged) id. Purely in your control.
However, before doing that, ensure you know what version you have, and
are replacing it, and you know what you are doing regarding permissions.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
batch file calling exe file problem JPS Windows Vista Security 1 12-20-2007 01:18 AM
In this scenario, the original file is not removed quickly enough from the network share folder when Excel tries to replace the original file with your changed file. Therefore, you cannot save the replacement file by using the original file name. Whe jessie_jacobs@trekbikes.com Mac Office Excel 0 12-18-2006 07:03 PM
Reinstall problem w/ UserID file, or Administer file Dana DeLouis Windows XP Setup 0 05-25-2004 11:27 PM
Save to file problem with MM2 - can not build a WMV file ALi Windows XP Movie Maker 5 11-04-2003 04:59 PM
RPC Problem caused File Protection problem David Evans Windows XP Performance & Maintenance 4 08-11-2003 10:51 PM