Compiled Help and Shared Folders

One small part in the ongoing development of our SharePoint Web Parts is documentation to go along with them to ease the pains of installation and usage.

One format we’re shipping our help files in is compiled help (.CHM).

When working with these files today I realised that it would appear that you cannot ‘view’ these files via a shared folder. I have no idea why but it just seems to be how it is.

Just figured I’d throw this out there in case anyone smacks their head off a desk wondering why their .CHM files are not working after you compile them.

I am not 100% sure on this but it’s just something that I came across today when creating these files. If you ever have trouble viewing one it may be because you are opening it from a share on a different computer. If so copy it to your local machine and give it another go.

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