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Extracting .hlp files
Authored by: magnamous on Nov 03, '09 11:58:58PM

Just a side note about .chm's predecessor, .hlp. I have a few .hlp files that I'm trying to decompress, and the software for .chm doesn't work. To decompress .hlp files, the best method I've found requires Windows, unfortunately, but it works.

There is a command-line program called HelpDeco and a GUI for it called HlpDecoGUI. I found both via this page, which was quite helpful. So long as you have a copy of Windows, you can download these programs and get the files into .rtf format, which you can then read on your Mac. If your needs are more complicated, you can use the link above to read how to then convert to .chm, which can then be re-converted to html (thus preserving images, etc.).

I hope this helps you. Good luck!

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