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Windows 7: .chm files opening problem..


24 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
.chm files opening problem..

Hi..

i have some ebooks of .chm extension.

I am facing a weird problem with it..

i have placed that file in f:\college\ebooks\C#

when i open that file i m getting the error:


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


But strange thing is if i place it in path : f:\

then it gets opened without any error..

Whats the reason behind it??

Thanks in advance!

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24 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Check the files association for .chm

You can see my setting at the bottom of the screen shot. If that is not what you see on your computer, click Change program..., then select hh.exe from the Windows directory.

Default File Type Associations - Restore


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24 Apr 2011   #3

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dipa View Post
Hi..

i have some ebooks of .chm extension.

I am facing a weird problem with it..

i have placed that file in f:\college\ebooks\C#

when i open that file i m getting the error:


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


But strange thing is if i place it in path : f:\

then it gets opened without any error..

Whats the reason behind it??

Thanks in advance!
Right click the chm file > properties >and check mark unblock.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File
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25 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I already have seletect the default program for ebook

and there is no any option to unblock because there is no need of unblock..

What i m saying is if i put that ebook in f:\collegwork\ebooks\c#\C-sharp.chm

then this file is not working..

bt same file c-sharp.chm if i copy from that path and paste to desktop then its working perfectly
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25 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Maybe it is the name of the folder you have it in.
My crazy logic is if it is opening on desktop then change the
name of the folder.
Or another thing could be the drive you have it on.
Is this a usb drive or another partion?

Jimmy
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25 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

ITs not usb drive its my hard disc drive.. n by renaming the folder it also not working..
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25 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

You can also try taking ownership of the folder.
Read this Take Ownership Shortcut
Do this then take ownership of the folder.

Jimmy
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25 Apr 2011   #8

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dipa View Post
Hi..

i have some ebooks of .chm extension.

I am facing a weird problem with it..

i have placed that file in f:\college\ebooks\C#

when i open that file i m getting the error:


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


But strange thing is if i place it in path : f:\

then it gets opened without any error..

Whats the reason behind it??

Thanks in advance!
You can not use the # character in a directory or flle name. The hash character is a HTML anchor. Change the directory or filename.

Why it works in your other example is not clear. Using forbidden characters in directory or file names can have strange effects.

Regards....Mike Connor
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25 Apr 2011   #9

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

According to MS, the # is not a reserved/forbidden character in Windows file names or directories.

Naming Files, Paths, and Namespaces (Windows)

However, it appears that might very well be a part of the problem here:

http://www.mywindowsclub.com/resourc...e-Windows.aspx

dipa, can you give us a screenshot of what window is opening and giving you that message? What is your default e-book program?
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25 Apr 2011   #10

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

No, but it has been a known problem in .chm and some other files for a long time.

Regards....Mike Connor
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