10 Replies Latest reply on Apr 29, 2009 9:48 PM by BraulioFerns

    new Robohelp file extensions...

      I am using RoboHelp X5.0.1 & when I was checking some files back into source control, I noticed 6 new file extensions that had been checked out and have not checked back in.
      I'm wondering if anyone knows what they are for and if they are important to keep in the project?


      Any information would be greatly appreciated.

      many thanks, in advance

        • 1. Re: new Robohelp file extensions...
          RoboColum(n) Level 5
          Hi Maxine.
          Does your project contain ant AutoCad files or output because I suspect these files are related to that.
          • 2. Re: new Robohelp file extensions...
            Dee_10 Level 1
            Hi Colum,
            Thankyou for getting back to me - your question made me start thinking about what might be different in this help file & I remembered that when I updated the files this time, I added in some Image Maps to some of the main screen shots, so could these have caused these new file extensions?

            many thanks for your help!

            • 3. Re: new Robohelp file extensions...
              RoboColum(n) Level 5
              I don't think these files have anything to do with image maps maxine. To be honest I'm not a big user of image maps but I've gone back into one of my projects that uses them and I can't find these file extensions anywhere. Out of interest, do these files show up in the "Unused Files" report?
              • 4. Re: new Robohelp file extensions...
                MergeThis Level 4
                Google ".trk" and it helpfully fills in ".trk file extension." Click the first search result and see the dozen-or-so uses of the file extension, none of which are related to RoboHelp (Garmin maps, Kermit scripts, WAV files, etc.).

                Seems like your issue might be map images (directional maps, not hyperlink maps).

                Good luck,
                • 5. Re: new Robohelp file extensions...
                  Dee_10 Level 1
                  Hello, Colum, I just ran the Unused files report - no they don't show up there - nor do they show up on the Used files report!! ?
                  Leon, I also did a google search & found similar references - I don't know - am at a bit of a loss, but they don't appear to be affecting my generated files at all, so I think I'll just leave them there.
                  thankyou all for your help!

                  • 6. Re: new Robohelp file extensions...
                    RoboColum(n) Level 5
                    Hi Maxine.

                    If the files were checked out but were not checked in after your updates, I guess you are right. Whatever was done during the edits removed any reference to these files. To be on the safe side, you could always use a find tool to search through all your source files for a reference to these new file extensions.
                    • 7. Re: new Robohelp file extensions...
                      RoboColum(n) Level 5
                      Me again. I've had another thought which is dangerous for this time of the afternoon! If you check out the project, delete the projectname.cpd file, open and compile the project and then run the Unused Files report, do the new files show up?
                      • 8. Re: new Robohelp file extensions...
                        Dee_10 Level 1
                        Hi Colum, thankyou - I tried deleting the .cpd & recompiling then running the Unused Files report, but they still don't show up - will try the general search for the files & see if they show up!

                        • 9. Re: new Robohelp file extensions...
                          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional
                          I see these extensions in a RH8 project. They contain various bits of information that can be read by opening them in a text editor.

                          Maybe the project has been opened in RH8.

                          • 10. Re: new Robohelp file extensions...

                            Hi..i remembered having seen all the extensions somewhere...so i just played around and noticed that these files are generated temporarily during the time when a Webhelp is being generated.


                            After compiling the Robohelp webhelp you get a dialog with View Result | Publish | Done | Help...


                            Till such point as time as you click any one of these options, the files are available in your folder.


                            After clicking on any one of these buttons, the files will automatically be deleted.


                            So, I presume, you had added these files to ur source control before closing the "Generating Webhelp" dialog.


                            I hope this solution is helpful....