I recently deleted some .hlp files. Somewhere in the process I must have deleted some file that made the rest of the .hlp files operative. I still have a number of .hlp files for various programs but they will not function. Does anyone know what file I might have deleted? I could just reinstall windows which would probably do the trick, but that's a pain. It also could be a DOS issue, so that's a lot of hoops to jump through. What I need is some expert familiar with DOS/Windows 3.11 on a IBM486 that might know what file was inadvertenly deleted. Then I can go to microsoft.com or some shareware program and download this file. The answer that I am not looking for is for someone to respond that the reinstallation process is my only alternative. I already have that option as a last resort. The question is what file makes the .hlp files operative, and should it be in windows or DOS?