Our software is always installed and used locally. However,
users often share data files over a network. When this is done with
Windows XP, help gets disabled because apparently Windows is using
the current directory instead of the program directory to look for
the help file. This does not happen when the current directory is
Once help has been opened, the correct path gets stored in
the hh.dat file and everything works. So the problem only occurs
when a new user loads data from a network before they have ever
Has anyone else seen this problem or are we doing something
wrong in our call to help?
Is there a way to automatically write to the hh.dat file
during installation? I haven't been able to find any information on
the structure of this file. I suppose I could just instruct the
users to manually open the help immediately after installation.