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Windows 7: Winhlp32.exe

20 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Winhlp32.exe

I am unable to create a file association to open *.hlp files with winhlp32.exe.
Any suggestions please.

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20 May 2009   #2

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

You may try this method in this post

Winhlp32 - Windows 7 Forums
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20 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC
 
 

If I put the winhlp32.exe from the Windows\system32 folder on the desktop, and drop a *.hlp file on it, the help file opens, but I can't create an association with the *.hlp files to open automatically.
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21 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Win 32hlp in Windows 7 RC

The win32hlp.exe file is included in the Windows 7 RC.

What I am attempting to do is:

Open Control Panel, Default Programs, Associate a File Type with a Protocol or Program.

Go to the .hlp extension and click the Change Program icon.

Browse to Windows\System32\winhlp32.exe, and click okay.

The default program (Windows Winhlp32 Stub), will not change.

Would someone who has the RC, please try this and see if it works for you?

Thanks.
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21 May 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Mine says it is already associated - see top left - what does yours say?

Winhlp32.exe-associate-2009-05-21_231008.jpg

Are you looking in the right place - it is \Windows\Winhlp32.exe

Winhlp32.exe-associatewinhlp-2009-05-21_231709.jpg

You are right - it won't change, and it won't open .hlp files - never noticed before. It is only a stub, just 10kb.


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21 May 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can use this, just extract the .zip, right click and run as admin - browse to the .hlp file you want to open :

winhlp32.zip


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21 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Yes, the hlp files can be opened, but the possibility of creating an association with winhlp32.exe is not available.
Am I correct?
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21 May 2009   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Seems to be the case.
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21 May 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It's not keen on letting you add it to Open With, but you can create a shortcut, and put that in the Send To menu.

Seems to work fine.
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21 May 2009   #10

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Thanks for your assistance.

The more I use Windows 7, the more I like it, except for some items, such as the above, and lack of a full screen dos window.

I have XP Pro and skipped Vista to try Windows 7.
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