Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

If you are having problems viewing CHM files (like the new WCF documentation CHM files), you might be seeing a blank IE screen when you click on any of the subject headings contained ni the file. If this is the case, right-click on the CHM file and select Properties from the provided menu. You can then click on the Unblock button at the bottom. This will then allow the CHM file to be viewed using IE as it should be.

posted @ Thursday, June 29, 2006 9:00 AM
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# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by SC at 6/29/2006 10:50 AM
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this is not IE7, this is a XP SP2 protection item.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by telcat at 8/17/2006 12:19 PM
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i tried the above suggestion and worked super. thanks

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Cam at 9/1/2006 11:48 AM
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I don't have the Security/Unblock section of CHM properties. The space between attributes and the buttons on the bottom is blank even for CHM files stored on the network which I am blocked from reading.
Do you know why this would not appear?

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by d at 10/20/2006 12:14 PM
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Bill - Thanks a ton for this... I had some old chm files which suddenly stopped working in my xp machine... I was splitting my hairs to figure this out!

-d

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Cathi at 10/24/2006 11:35 AM
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I was opening the CHM from a server and could not view the pages. When I viewed the properties, I didn't have Unblock as an option. I copied it to my local drive, and voila, no probs.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Ori Shalev at 10/27/2006 9:31 AM
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you should check that the name of your chm file does not include the '#' character. if it does: rename it (choose a name that doesn't include the '#' character) and this will solve the problem.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Ormus at 11/9/2006 7:52 AM
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just copy the files to your own computer, dose'n work if you acces the file over the local network.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Hoang at 11/11/2006 11:59 PM
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my file name doesn't include the '#' but my container folder. I renamed it, and it working. Thanks dude

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by anand at 11/25/2006 6:25 AM
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Thank you Bill.

# Unable to read chm files?

Left by Kit Kai's Tech Blog at 12/11/2006 5:32 AM
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I am currently upgrading SharePoint's discussion list to have features almost similar to what Community

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Charlie Gibson at 12/22/2006 7:28 AM
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I have CHM files that must be accessed across our local intranet but since we installed IE7 we've been having the problem described above. We cannot copy these files locally. We are also having the same problem Cathi and Cam reported above: we do not see the Security/Unblock section of CHM properties. The space between attributes and the buttons on the bottom is blank. Thank you.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by good Man at 12/29/2006 4:18 AM
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...good man :D

tnx

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Flame113 at 1/2/2007 1:26 AM
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I renamed it, and it working too. Thank you very much!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by JORGE at 1/11/2007 5:20 AM
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I couldn't view he frames of CHM files, and I change C# to CS in files names and in folders names and now works

thanks to all

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by MHE at 1/17/2007 10:47 AM
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thank you very much for postin the informaiton.
I also had the same problem.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Rose at 1/23/2007 8:10 AM
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My CHM file is on my local C: drive without any strange characters in the path, yet I don't have the Security/Unblock section of CHM properties, either. Any ideas? I sort of need this help file.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by jharris at 1/27/2007 4:06 PM
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Hi, I don't have the unblock option and there are no strange characters in the file path. If anyone figures this out please post the solution as this is driving me bonkers. Thanks!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by jharris at 1/27/2007 4:37 PM
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Well seems I'm the one that found the solution, so as promised here is the follow-up post. Wow, what an ordeal just to view a chm file! Apparently this problem was introduced with one of MS security updates. I hope they fix this cause its a pain in the butt. The one most straight forward solution I found was to download this help file named MJsDiag.exe. It appears to re-register all dll's associated with help files. I was scared as hell to execute this thing but I said a prayer hoping that a million viruses/trojans wouldn't be installed, but i ran it and voila, the help files now display with no problem. I put the link to the exe below. Run at your own discretion.

http://helpware.net/downloads/index.htm#MJs

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Mr DudE at 1/28/2007 5:58 AM
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guys I have several program installed in
"C:\Program Files>#Internet"
That's the path i WANTED it for program like dc++, Opera, etc..
I can open the CHM files if I copy them somewhere in a folder that does not contain the # character in its name. I wanna ask you, is there any workaround , so i can open my chm files in a folder that contains in his name the # character?

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by RamonS at 2/5/2007 8:18 AM
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Thanks for the pointer, it really helped me a lot. This also shows that due to the bad design of Internet Explorer CHM as help platform is basically dead. Microsoft announced that they will not make any updates or changes to the CHM viewer. I recommend using a different help format, such as WebHelp.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by [[-SunFlower-]] at 2/6/2007 2:10 AM
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thank a lot , this's work

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Bassman197 at 2/7/2007 9:26 AM
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Thanks for the tip.. saved me hours of fiddling with security settings

# re: Can't View CHM Files

Left by david at 2/14/2007 2:48 AM
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Hi,

I have another problem. I have several CHM files. And some do open ad others like, crash, you see the window of the CHM file, but nothing in it. And you can´t close it anymore, it is blocked. So only with the administator it is possible to remove it. Any idea why this could be?
I have XP Pro, latest SP, and IE7

Thx

David

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by hero22c at 2/18/2007 2:33 PM
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Thanks. It is helpful.

In case you cannot access the local drives, but you can connect some USB drives to the computer, you can read the chm files on the USB drives instead.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by big bob at 2/24/2007 8:25 PM
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Thanks, that fixed it right away!!!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Peter Henry at 3/7/2007 3:53 PM
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We are cutting over to .CHM help files with our apps to better support Vista and always end up with lots of "blocked" stuff that is boring to UNBLOCK. I thought your readers might be interested in the following script that will bulk unblock all files in the current directory - just save as UNBLOCK.JS and run from the command line.
// Script to "UNBLOCK" all files in the current directory by pete.at.redtitan.com
// (c) RedTitan Technology 2007
// http://www.pclviewer.com

var shell=new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");

fso=new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");

var total=0;
var f=fso.GetFolder('.'); // Current folder
var fc=new Enumerator(f.files);
for (; !fc.atEnd(); fc.moveNext()){
var fileName=fc.item().Name+':Zone.Identifier';
try
{
f1 = fso.OpenTextFile(fileName,2); // If the Zone Identifier does not exist ..
total++;
f1.Close();
}
catch(e){} // .. we don't care
}

shell.Popup('Unblocked '+total+' files');

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by RUDI at 3/20/2007 8:15 AM
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it looks that creating a new folder in your c drive and placing CHM files there will solve the problem

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Ooze at 3/28/2007 10:28 AM
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YOOOOOOOW....

wow..
thx a lot..
it helps me MUCH... (^_^)

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Joel at 5/3/2007 12:42 AM
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I can open the chm files but i can't see the pictures in it . How do i enable it?

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Johnny at 5/11/2007 12:31 PM
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Possible solutions on other sites always involved fiddling with the registry.

No need for that. The unblock button worked just fine.

Thanks a lot.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by debasis at 7/8/2007 12:43 PM
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hey , i removed the # symbol and it works perfectly.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Ricardo Maciel at 8/15/2007 8:50 AM
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Just to thank you for this post, Bill.

Saved me a lot of time.

Ricardo

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by burns at 8/18/2007 11:40 PM
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I can't see anything on the viewing pane of chm files only the tree-like directory on the left. this goes the same for all other chm files on any drives or folders, not even in folders without the # on its name. i just installed the autopatcher XP july update.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Edwin at 9/14/2007 12:55 PM
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Thanks! Damn, I spent about half an hour trying to find the solution in IE7

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by manju at 10/24/2007 2:49 PM
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Uncheck the option "always ask before opening the file option"
reopen the file and your IE should be able to open it.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Charlie at 10/25/2007 12:33 PM
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Thank you for the help.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by David at 10/31/2007 4:42 PM
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Worked. Saved me from going nuts!
I'd tried going through the Registry with no luck.

Thanks alot Bill ;)

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by red at 11/10/2007 6:12 AM
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HI ALL!!!
Million 10xs!!!
I Also don't have the UNLOCK option.

MOVING THE FILES TO C:\ DRIVE SOLVED THE PROBLEM

STUPID WINDOWS !!!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by ryto at 11/30/2007 12:36 PM
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tnx a lot... :D

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by pzy at 12/4/2007 1:57 AM
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Hi there.

I've see no "Security" section on chm's properties dialog and, there is no '#' in my chm's path.

Besides, my problems are not the same as described in the post. I do can view most of the contents, but it's just TOO slow - 10s after clicking on the tree-like directory. The problem disappears however, if I disconnect my PC from internet, weird enough, eh?

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by george at 12/19/2007 4:02 AM
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hi peeps

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Sedat at 12/27/2007 6:55 AM
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my vista machine I had a same problem and I changed the folder's name from C# to CS then it works. solution is removing "#" letter from the file's name.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Doug at 1/9/2008 3:14 PM
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Worked great, thanks for the tip!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Jhonn at 1/15/2008 3:57 PM
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I am using vista home premium. I downloaded this chm files from the internet. I cannot open it. There is no unblock options and no weird characters. Will anyone help me? Please.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Indra at 1/20/2008 11:46 PM
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Great explanation, thanks a lot, now i can read CHM files without any problems..

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by bogart at 1/29/2008 8:27 PM
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Jharris your the man.
i had issues on our servers, when they were cloned via VMWare, tested on another clone
and it worked a dream

even Ms couldnt resolve the issue.

thanks

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Peter at 2/1/2008 11:16 PM
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Thanks. Just what I was looking for.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by vlado at 2/2/2008 11:28 PM
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Than diagnostic program MJsDiag.zip saved the day.Thank you for that program pal.Now i can open chm files!Way to go!!!!!Thanks a milion!!!!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by golf at 2/3/2008 9:31 AM
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thank you and god bless you you saved me
amanda

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by gary at 2/8/2008 12:50 PM
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Thanks a bunch for the info. Unblocking under properties worked like a charm!!!!!!!!!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Rajitha at 2/28/2008 1:14 PM
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Thanks bro! It worked for me. I can't tell how greatfull i am for your help.
Keep up the good work!
Super.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Cardio at 3/6/2008 8:40 PM
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Hi Guys!

Im using EI7. I can open my CHM files but I can not view the pictures inside. What should I do?
Thanks.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by ranedge at 3/29/2008 12:26 PM
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there is a tool you can add to your firefox browser called something like CHM file reader. I installed it and it works fine, but now I have to open firefox and go to file>open and then select the location of the file but it works for me

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by mild at 4/24/2008 6:32 PM
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Thanks.
It worked like boommm.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by alex at 5/5/2008 6:30 PM
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thank you so much it worked

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Chuck vdl at 5/6/2008 1:25 PM
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If you are having issues opening a CHM file from a network share (and seeing contents list but no pages, you might also want to have a look at this KB article There was a security fix for a vulnerability related to CHM files, which could be causing the problem. The KB has specific steps to get around it.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896054

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Ishaq at 5/22/2008 6:59 AM
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Thanks, this really helped me.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by rabiigor at 5/27/2008 7:16 AM
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I have unchecked "File is ready for archiving" and "For fast searching..." check boxes in "Advanced" form , and it started to work.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by ryan at 5/28/2008 9:26 AM
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My file was named bob.chm.chm, apparently the double chm ending f'up the chm viewer. Once the file was renamed, it worked great.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Nikhil at 6/9/2008 11:53 AM
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Thanks guys for all the answers,apparently renaming "A MICROSOFT PRODUCT" from 'c#' to 'c sharp' solved the problem of smoothly opening another Microsoft product.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Mick at 7/9/2008 8:27 AM
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brilliant - *.chn file, copied to desktop, unblocked, moved back, worked a treat - thanks.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Michael at 7/24/2008 1:27 AM
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Hi,


many of our users at Arena (http://www.playwitharena.com) had problems with this. Thanks ...brilliant....

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Xoan Castro at 7/28/2008 9:05 AM
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Thanks a lot for this easy and very simple solution. I was making me mad about this. I hate windows for reasons like this.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Steven at 7/28/2008 10:49 AM
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Jesus!!! after 2hrs of downloading this CHM file when it was not opening.. it really freaked me out.. thanks for the tips given here.. it working fine.
THANKS A LOTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Steferson at 7/30/2008 2:33 PM
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Thank u very much!!!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by David Chelidze Greenzeal at 8/7/2008 2:47 AM
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THANKS! IT WORKS 100%

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by BruceD at 8/7/2008 9:07 AM
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Please help - same problem as many others here but I just cant view content of the 50mb chm file.

Tried copying to c:\ and a new folder.
Dont have the Unblock option on network or on c:\
Dont have any # symbols anywhere in file name.

Please help, its driving me nuts and I really need the content of this file...Ta. Any help appreciated.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Swap at 8/14/2008 1:05 PM
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Thanx 4 ur help !!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by SimulatedAnnealer at 8/18/2008 10:11 AM
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I had this problem and the cause was "." (period character) in the path/directory/folder name where I stored the file.

Thanks to those that contributed and started me thinking along the right lines.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Premlatha at 8/21/2008 2:35 PM
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I creating a new folder in c drive and placed all the CHM files. Surprise!!! it solve the problem

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by ROBODUDE at 8/27/2008 4:19 AM
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You can create a text file and call it chmfix.reg containing the following, then this will allow you to open .chm files

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\HTMLHelp\1.x\HHRestrictions]
"EnableFrameNavigationInSafeMode"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\HTMLHelp\1.x\ItssRestrictions]
"MaxAllowedZone"=dword:00000001

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Wills at 9/5/2008 4:37 PM
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Thanks to RUDI. All i did is to move the files to another folder. it worked !!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Farhan Khan at 9/10/2008 11:45 AM
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On my machine I had trouble opening the chm files in ie7 on windows server 2003. But when I changed the name of the file (with no spaces) it opened up successfully. I thought I should share this info :)

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Kash at 9/11/2008 12:43 PM
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hey thanks a lot buddy. It really saved a lot of time. Once again thanks

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Vinod at 9/12/2008 8:23 AM
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I had the CHM file that was copied over to my machine from my usb drive. It didnt work. I did not have the unblock option either.
After reading this forum, I copied over the file to another folder and it started working.
Hey folks thanks a lot for these post.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by robert at 9/24/2008 11:27 AM
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great amny thanks

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by mmt at 9/28/2008 5:47 AM
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thanks a lot. I downloaded vtk help file (200MB) several times thinking, due to data loss I cant read it. After unblocking, it works fine. Thanks again.

# Thanks - Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by jrscandles at 10/6/2008 2:58 PM
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Worked for me.Thanks a million.
Jim

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by chetan at 10/6/2008 3:03 PM
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this is a quick and easy fix,

thanks you.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Karan the Great at 10/8/2008 12:58 PM
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Thanks a ttttonnnnnnnn

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by wildgrass at 10/9/2008 12:35 PM
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ohh yeah! opened ! thanks

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by mario at 10/12/2008 4:10 PM
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*** FASTEST SOLUTION ***
Dont have any # symbols either in file name or parent folder.

don't forget to press the "unblock" botton in the chm file properties.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by madhu at 12/6/2008 4:01 PM
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thanks dude the unblock thing helped me....thanks a ton

# re: thx dude

Left by vicky at 12/11/2008 7:30 AM
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thanks dude

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Günter at 12/13/2008 3:07 AM
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thank you the unblock helped me

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Left by Colin at 12/16/2008 7:28 PM
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Thanks for the fix!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by karuna at 12/27/2008 3:49 PM
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Thanks a lot. Worked a treat.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Rod at 1/23/2009 9:24 AM
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Thank-you! Boy did I waste a lot of time trying to find a viewer...

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Nathaniel at 1/25/2009 8:04 AM
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Yahh..., a simple settings... helps a lot... thanks...

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by wats at 2/11/2009 10:50 PM
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thnx! right click on .chm file, properties and click on unblock... fixed it!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Thanh Tran at 2/12/2009 9:14 PM
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great... Thanks a lot

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Balu at 2/17/2009 2:00 AM
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Thanks, That helped

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Brad at 2/18/2009 4:07 AM
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Ok, so I've read everything here... No luck.
I have created a CHM file for a program at work. The program runs accross the network, so the CHM file is in the same DIR (over the network - it HAS to be over the network). I can open the CHM, it shows the tree but no content :(
I'm not prompted with a security alert box when I open the file, nor do I have the "Unblock" option in the document properties.
Because the administrators at work have place restrictions on things, I cannot modify the registry, nor run that script from the command line.
There are no special characters in the DIR anywhere... I'm all out of ideas!
I need help! Please!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Wu Ni at 2/20/2009 9:48 PM
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Thanks! :)

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Arijit at 3/4/2009 8:59 AM
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Thanks a ton. I was fed up after downloading!

# Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by rajkumar at 3/4/2009 10:22 PM
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Thnks u Ori Shalev,
It did work.
I was trying to a C# named book and after changing its name it work.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Neo at 3/13/2009 4:38 AM
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Is there any way that i can open .CHM in IE rather than on local machine?



Motorola,
Neo

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by LaHope at 3/13/2009 4:48 AM
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Thanks for this tip!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by hc at 3/18/2009 2:57 AM
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it works ! thanks.!

dam...I deleted a lot of .chm file before ! if I can found this page early can save a lot of my file...=(

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by marga at 4/6/2009 11:25 AM
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thank you!
thank you!
thank you!
thank you!

:)

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Michael at 4/10/2009 10:41 AM
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH...:):):):)

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Putrama at 4/15/2009 7:53 AM
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Encountered exactly the same problem. Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!! :)

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Alzeer at 4/28/2009 9:28 AM
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it works ! thanks.!

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Left by Reza at 5/31/2009 5:10 AM
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thanks alot. :)

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by fran at 6/3/2009 11:50 AM
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thanks it worked

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Left by Barbey at 6/5/2009 10:35 PM
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Hiiiiiiiiii thankkkkxxxxx alot really

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by farhan at 6/11/2009 8:54 AM
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The discussion is superb and it has resolved my problem, Thx a lot

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by dumber man at 6/17/2009 11:20 PM
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well all i did was simply uninstall IE7 :(

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Akash_kn at 6/22/2009 11:46 PM
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Thanks for the tip. It solved the problem :)

# re: Can't View perticular .CHM File.

Left by Abhijeet at 6/24/2009 7:55 AM
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When I double click the .chm, I can not see anything. Instead I was just shown an error mesage as below:

This program cannot display the webpage
Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address.

What you can try:
Check your Internet connection. Try visiting another website to make sure you are connected.

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The internet is working fine, but I can't simple see the .chm file.
But there are lot of other .chm files which I can see clearly.

Anything wrong with this file only?

Regards,
Abhijeet

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Nisha Warrier at 7/1/2009 4:38 PM
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I copied to my C drive, and clicked the properties-->Unblock and clicked apply, ok. But still it was not working. at last I copied to desktop and did the same steps, it worked. Thanks a lot for the clue given.

Nisha Warrier

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by suresh kumar at 7/22/2009 9:49 AM
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thanks buddy...........

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by suri at 8/5/2009 11:18 AM
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thanks dude,

It worked

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Charles at 8/7/2009 8:32 PM
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Great! I should found this this earlier. I deleted so many CHM files thinking it was corrupted.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by R at 8/13/2009 2:40 PM
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thanks a ton..it worked superbly....

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Sunil Ch at 8/28/2009 1:01 AM
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Thanks a lot.. tip is working.. great

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Nitin kalaskar at 9/17/2009 2:57 AM
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Thanks a lot, rename worked...

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by raveee at 9/20/2009 1:23 AM
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tks it works like a charm.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by sachin at 10/4/2009 3:40 AM
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unblocking from the properties worked.
thanks

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by wade black at 10/10/2009 1:34 PM
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file path id used with english charactor

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by khalil at 10/16/2009 7:53 AM
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on the left of my chm file i can view the tree view of helping file but on right pane the contents of page are not shown...i checked in all ways by placing file on root drive renaming it but the problem still exists...if someone can help me shall be thank full you..

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Khaja at 10/17/2009 3:29 AM
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excellent solution... thanks a ton!!!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by jj at 10/27/2009 7:24 PM
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remove space or other non alphabetic character from the
path to directory where chm files exists

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Fady at 10/31/2009 6:43 PM
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thanks man

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by mqs at 11/2/2009 2:39 AM
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I have Chm files which inlcudes .avi files embedded. works fine when opened locally but when I try accessing via Network *.avi files are not viewable. I have IE7. I have lost my hairs finding the root cause.
Any Clue or Solution pls....

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Narayan at 11/4/2009 9:05 AM
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Awesome. Thanks a lot buddy.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by OMM at 11/5/2009 6:28 PM
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Good one mate. Solved a problem I had for mnths and kept changing chm viewers.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by yousuf at 11/11/2009 2:52 AM
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THanks bud for your advise

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Sanelisiwe Masina at 12/3/2009 12:07 AM
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Thanks, for your advise. Worked like a charm!!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Khoi at 12/22/2009 8:05 PM
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I store chm files in "C#" folder. So it can't display the content. I changed from C# into CSharp. It work!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE6 - A FIX

Left by areef at 12/23/2009 9:09 PM
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hi,
in my application, i am trying to read the .chm files from database. but in IE, its dispalying with unreadable words, i dont know, how to solve it,


i expecting ur openion

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Falx at 1/17/2010 7:13 PM
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I read it my .chm files again! Thank you for the information.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Free WoW Time at 1/22/2010 5:37 PM
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This didn't work in my xp system, but once i tried it on my win 7, it worked like a charm

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by mrza44 at 1/22/2010 10:07 PM
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Thank you very much. I could read at last.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by jerry at 2/1/2010 9:24 AM
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THANK YOU !!!!! Thanks for taking the time to publish this page, I never would have worked this out on my own. Much appreciated :)

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Tom Eves at 3/22/2010 5:54 PM
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I have tried all of the above. What unblock button???

The answer is simple. Google to ABC Amber CHM Viewer.

Its free and it works

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Manivannan at 4/3/2010 1:53 AM
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Thanks a lot boss

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Anitha Venkatraman at 4/8/2010 4:37 AM
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hey thanks geek.
had same probs, followed ur tip, it worked :)

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Bryan at 4/9/2010 8:49 AM
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Every other solution I found on the Web was for the wrong version of Windows AND required editing the Registry. Yours fixed me up in 1.2 seconds. Thank you!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Doug at 4/12/2010 3:48 AM
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Thank you so much. Extremely frustrating.

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Buddha at 5/2/2010 5:00 PM
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thanks, i opened it they way you said it. thanks

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by souri at 5/4/2010 9:10 PM
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thanks a lot it worked

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by renu at 5/12/2010 6:05 PM
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it worked for me....thanks :)

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by luis at 6/13/2010 9:02 AM
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en mi caso era en Wxp S3, el "unbluk" is solution, mercí, gracias

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by flyingchart at 6/13/2010 2:11 PM
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I have the problem solved by uninstalling IE 7. (After trying everything else without success)

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by elad at 7/3/2010 8:09 PM
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great!
u helped me lot

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by laly003 at 7/7/2010 3:24 AM
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Using WinXP Pro x64...I was trying to view a C# tutorial and couldn't see the info...Removing the # in the filename fixed the problem for me! Yay! and Thanks!

# re: Can't View CHM Files in IE7 - A FIX

Left by Vis at 10/29/2010 6:26 PM
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Thanks ! it worked...

Thank you

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