Developer's Studio Internet Explorer

I have a problem accessing my help of MSVC++ 5.0. Can I use someother browser instead of IE. The page does change color but due to the content advisor settings, the page does not come in. I have forgotten the password for the content advisor setting. So Can n e 1 tell me where either the password is stored for content advisor or how can I change the setting of IE so that I can use Netscape intead.
xero_incAsked:
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sbartokConnect With a Mentor Commented:
so, first :
with the installation of ie4, a content advisor pwd is always set,  it doesn't care about your settings, which means: even if you find the encrypted pwd in the registry and delete, it doesn't help, it will probably leave your system in an unusable state (if you use the shell enhancement). i'll trace the installation and look for a default content advisor setting. but at this time the only help is a reinstall of ie4.
by the way : i fully agree to answers2000 (what a stupid name :-) with that browser control interface (shdocvw.dll). you can't use any other browser.
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yonatCommented:
I'm afraid you cannot use another browser. You can try to re-install it, though.
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xero_incAuthor Commented:
1. Where exactly is the password for Content Advisor Setting stored?
2. Where exactly is the setting for Help for MSVC++ stored in order to associate the help with Internet Explorer.
3. If I re-install Internet Explorer, will the old settings go away
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chensuCommented:
1. I have no idea. I have never explored. But if it is easy to find out, it is no use at all.
2. It embeds the Microsoft Web Browser control into its window. So you cannot use other Web browsers.
3. Unlikely. Unless you reinstall Windows.
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xero_incAuthor Commented:
Can I view the help of MSVC in some other way?  For eg: If I just give the hyperlink mk:@ivt:activex/acti0000.htm or something which can help me view my help files
I have re-installed MSVC a couple of times but in vain.
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chensuCommented:
The other way I can think of is to view the online version at http://msdn.microsoft.com/developer/.
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xero_incAuthor Commented:
I donot have access to Internet. What do I do???
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chensuCommented:
If you didn't have access to the Internet, how did you post this question?
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xero_incAuthor Commented:
Come on don't get diverted from my question. MSVC has been installed at my home & I am working. So all these come from there.

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chensuCommented:
So, either try to recall the password or reinstall your system.
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xero_incAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the pains you have taken.
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Answers2000Commented:
You can't

Developer Studio (and several other apps) embed the help using SHDOCVW.DLL (which is the Engine behind IE and has a COM interface).

Netscape and other browsers don't have this interface.  I guess if you really needed it badly enough you could write your own SHDOCVW wrapper round netscape (e.g. using the Mozilla.org) source or suggest to Mozilla.Org (I don't think they'd listen :-))

As for your problem, best thing is to reinstall everything.  Good luck.

BTW: In new versions of MS Apps they will move to MS HTML Help (it wasn't ready when they created DEVSTUDIO v5), so change over is even harder.

One final thought, if you were really serious about it, you may be able to unpack HTML Help files (they are kinda compressed HTML) and convert em back to standard HTML.  You'd definitely loose some features by doing this though...
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xero_incAuthor Commented:
Still I have found no solution to the problem.
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sbartokCommented:
i forgott something :
with reinstall i mean
1. uninstall via control panel->add/remove progs
2. install using ie4setup
(not installing ie4 again over the current installation)
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xero_incAuthor Commented:
I think I have found the solution to my problem - myself. I had reinstalled IE4.0. There in the Security, I disabled all the option concerning the security. Since my purpose was to see VC++ help, I finally managed to view it. As of Internet Security, I am not bothered as I donot have a Internet connection at home.

Thanks for all the good suggestions.
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xero_incAuthor Commented:
I think I have found the solution to my problem - myself. I had reinstalled IE4.0. There in the Security, I disabled all the option concerning the security. Since my purpose was to see VC++ help, I finally managed to view it. As of Internet Security, I am not bothered as I donot have a Internet connection at home.

Thanks for all the good suggestions.

BTW: I wud still like to know how do ya uncompress the Help HTML files & re-convert them back into loose HTML files.(refer Answer 2000 above)
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