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Windows 7: all my links in 'help and support' open in notepad

18 Apr 2013   #1
oceansblue

Windows 7 Home, 64 bit
 
 
all my links in 'help and support' open in notepad

I cannot open any links in help and support on my computer. I don't know how or why, or what to do about it. Could someone help me? This is an example of every link I click on.




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18 Apr 2013   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

the file association should be using hh.exe for .chm files, that is the html help executable.

About the HTML Help Executable Program (Windows)
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18 Apr 2013   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello oceansblue, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, you could download and merge the .reg files for the listed chm, hlp, and jse options in the tutorial below. It will restore the default associations for help files, and hopefully fix this for you.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Apr 2013   #4
oceansblue

Windows 7 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Thank you sooo much DMHolt57 & Brink. That took care of the issue so I'm good to go. Again, thanks!
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18 Apr 2013   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. Glad we could help.
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