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.CHM Files and Microsoft Update

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I just installed the latest Microsoft security updates and find that I
can no longer open compiled help files (.CHM) if they are located
anywhere except my local computer. In other words I can no longer open
help files stored on our server. Is there a way around this problem?

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Nov 21 '05 #1
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With VB or at all?
<Joe Griffith> wrote in message
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I just installed the latest Microsoft security updates and find that I
can no longer open compiled help files (.CHM) if they are located
anywhere except my local computer. In other words I can no longer open
help files stored on our server. Is there a way around this problem?

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Nov 21 '05 #2

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Joe
I just installed the latest Microsoft security updates and find
that I can no longer open compiled help files (.CHM) if they are
located anywhere except my local computer.


Have a look at the "Method 2" solutions described in this Knowledge
Base article:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=896054

You'll need to set the MaxAllowedZone registry value to 1 to remove the
block on HTML Help files in the Local Intranet zone.

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Pete (Microsoft Help MVP)

Nov 21 '05 #3

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I can't open chm files at all.

This apparently is a problem that has happened with other updates. This
time it is caused by KB896358 (if you uninstall it the probem goes
away).

I think MS screwed up. There are work arounds involving editing the
registry but that seems pretty crude.

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Nov 21 '05 #4

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CHM files are a kind of compressed html files.
With script processing.
So it could be very dangerous to open a CHM file from the web.

Best regards,
Alejandro

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Joe
I just installed the latest Microsoft security updates and find
that I can no longer open compiled help files (.CHM) if they are
located anywhere except my local computer.


Have a look at the "Method 2" solutions described in this Knowledge
Base article:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=896054

You'll need to set the MaxAllowedZone registry value to 1 to remove the
block on HTML Help files in the Local Intranet zone.

--
Pete (Microsoft Help MVP)

Nov 21 '05 #5

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Oh, OK. I was just rying to find the link to the VB language....
<Joe Griffith> wrote in message
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I can't open chm files at all.

This apparently is a problem that has happened with other updates. This
time it is caused by KB896358 (if you uninstall it the probem goes
away).

I think MS screwed up. There are work arounds involving editing the
registry but that seems pretty crude.

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Nov 21 '05 #6

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Alejandro,
CHM files are a kind of compressed html files.
With script processing.
So it could be very dangerous to open a CHM file from the web.


Of course, but another of the side-effects of installing security
update 896358 is that downloaded .chm files can no longer opened until
you take the measures described in this article:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=902225

But the answer to the question "How can I view the contents of help
files stored on a network drive after I've installed security update
896358?" is: remove the Local Intranet zone block, as described in
article 896054.

--
Pete (Microsoft Help MVP)

Nov 21 '05 #7

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