6 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2006 7:34 PM by Robere_144

    Robohelp decompile problem

    Robere_144
      Greetings:

      I haven't been on the forum for a while, but I have a real problem. I inadvertently deleted some components of my original Robohelp data directory, so I followed the (excellent) instructions posted here regarding the use of the Keytools.exe pgm to decompile the chm file. This has worked for me in the past.

      Today, however, I find that, although the decompile works fine, the next steps fail -

      Open Robohelp HTML from the selection of pgms within Robohelp X5.
      Select New Project
      Click the Import tab
      Select MS-HTML Help project; OK
      Select the HHP file that keytools created; Open it.

      when I attempt to open the Helpfile.hhp file, a msg appears -

      'unable to create database - check that the directory is not read-only'

      the file folder is indeed marked 'read-only', but every time I uncheck it, the change is 'ignored'.

      I have never seen an instance in Windows XP where this happened before.
      Needless to say, I can't successfully recreate my Robohelp data files, at this point.

      Has anyone else seen this?

      thanx for your help!

      Robert Gross
      Budgetext Inc.
      Technical Documentation and Training