I converted a .Winhelp help project to HTML and generated
.chm file. The .chm file opens just fine on my local hard drive.
Then I check in this .chm file into Visual Source Safe where we
store all of our files. When I get a copy or check out this same
.chm file from Visual Source Safe on to my local hard drive, it
refuses to open and displays the error message:
Cannot open the file:
The same behavior occurs even when other people get a copy of
this file on to their hard drive. How can I resolve this problem?
Thank you in advance!
Firstly. Visual Source Safe should only be used to check in /
out source files not the output files. Personally I would never use
VSS to store the .chm file and find another way to distribute the
Can you try putting the .chm file in your desktop and opening
it from there.
Double check the permissions on the .chm file once it has
been checked out. Did you check it out or just use the get file
thread suggests that the chm file has become corrupted somehow,
and that deleting the CPD file and recompiling solved the issue,
although there is no mention of VSS. It might be worth trying, in