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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?
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There should be a file in your C:\Windows directory called WINHELP.EXE. If it isn't ket me know and I will email it to you.

Henrie.

henrie@euronet.nl

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Hello Henrie,
Based on your answer, I did a search in file manager for that elusive winhelp.exe. file. While the search found several winhelp files it did not produce any winhelp executable file. NO WINHELP.EXE. So you might be on to something. As you suggested, if you have this WINHELP.EXE in 3.11, please send it to me and I'll stick it in the Windows .dir. Should that file be the culprit and the insertion of this file retify the help menu issue, I will have no alternative than to grade your answer as excellent.
Thank you for your anticipated knowledge, expertise, and solution.
Patrick Sweeney
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Patrick,
send your email address to my email address and I will send you the file via email...

Henrie.

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Dear Henrie,
I have graded your answer as excellent which is as it should be.
It's a shame that every problem can't be resolved in the simplistic manner you applied to this issue.

Thanks again,

Pat
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