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Old 04-07-2005, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For some reaon I am no longer able to view the help files that normally pop up when I press F1. I have no idea what cause this or when this started. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 04-07-2005, 11:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you actually use that?
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Occasionally. At the moment, I'm trying to learn 3D Studio Max 7 and the tutorials are in the same format as the help files so I can't vew them right now.
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Do you have a guest account on this machine ?
If so, Does it do the same thing ?
If not, Make one and check it.
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Do you have a guest account on this machine ?
If so, Does it do the same thing ?
If not, Make one and check it.
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Stil unable to view help files.
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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what format are the files in? chm???
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I'm not sure what the format the help files are in but chm files dont work either. When I try to open one I get an error message:

"Cannot open the file: mk:@MSITStore:C:\[file name].chm."
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Old 04-08-2005, 08:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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sum’n might’a take’n over your chm files. try this;

-Open up windows explorer
-go to [Tools]
-pick [Folder Options…]
-then pick the [File Types] tab
-scroll down to the extension that says [CHM Compiled HTML Help file]
-then click the [Advanced] button
-under actions, click [open]
-then click [Edit] button
-the [Application used to perform action:] field should say ["C:\WINDOWS\hh.exe" %1]

sum'n else you can try is to open up dos and run [SFC /SCANNOW]
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any luck?
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I wasnt able to find out what fixed the problem but it doesent matter now since I did a reinstall of Windows to update to SP2. Thanks for the help anyway.
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