Re: [NTB] Re: Can't get NoteTab Directions
- Hi Dwight,
Thanks Brian and others for your help so far. I copied the
Off-Topic list. ;)
>The File Associations worked out exactly as you said they should.If you get a window saying that the file type is not associated
>I will NOT reinstall Windows 98 as per your suggestion.
(can't find program) then browse till you get to
C:\WINDOWS\winhelp.exe double click on it, and then click on OK.
If the window does not come up similar to the above, go to
Windows Explorer and click on View | Folder Options | File Types
and scroll down the list till you get to HLP. Click on Edit and
browse to C:\WINDOWS\winhelp.exe and double click, click Apply if
it is highlighted, then OK. I do not have my 98 machine turned
on so the above Apply and OK, (positive choice) might not be
- Eric and Dwight,
At 05:22 PM 12/6/01 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi Dwight,Once again this is not a NoteTab problem. (As usual <G>)
> >I tried your suggestion. The file 'notetab.hlp' will not open. When
> >I click that folder, the following dialog box comes up:
> >notetabpro is not a valid win32 application.
>Does Windows Explorer show a book icon with a question mark for the
>NoteTab.Hlp file? I wonder is something is messed up with your file
>associations for .hlp.
I just went through this with a clean install of Win2K.
This problem belongs to MS.
Win2k seems to have a problem with the winhlp.exe file - there are
several - in fact there is a hidden one in c:\winnt\system32\ , as well
as a non hidden one (weird) one of which is the one associated by
Win2k - there is one in c:\winnt\ that works okay when I modify the
association and use it.
This is apparently a win2k problem since it won't run
c:\winnt\system32\winhlp.hlp by association either without modifying
the standard association.
Try going to
MY COMPUTER>TOOLS>FOLDER OPTIONS>FILE TYPES select the HLP extension and go
through the CHANGE dialog and select OTHER and redefine which winhlp.exe to
use. Try using the one in c:\winnt.
If you aren't using Win2K, go through the same exercise in the version you
are using until you find a winhlp.exe that works.
- Hi Dwight & All,
Jim, Dwight is running a Win98 machine. I will send him step by
step instructions private eMail and copy the Off-Topic list in a
little while. We need to get these long machine dependent techie
posts off the Basic list please. TIA
>> If the window does not come up similar to the above, go toHappy Topics,
>> Windows Explorer and click on View | Folder Options | File Types
>> and scroll...
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Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: [NTB] Re: Can't get NoteTab Directions
> Hi Dwight,
> Thanks Brian and others for your help so far. I copied the
> Off-Topic list. ;)
> >The File Associations worked out exactly as you said they should.
> >I will NOT reinstall Windows 98 as per your suggestion.
> If you get a window saying that the file type is not associated
> (can't find program) then browse till you get to
> C:\WINDOWS\winhelp.exe double click on it, and then click on OK.
You lost me here. Where do I get a window (as stated above)?
> If the window does not come up similar to the above, go to
> Windows Explorer and click on View | Folder Options | File Types
> and scroll down the list till you get to HLP. Click on Edit and
> browse to C:\WINDOWS\winhelp.exe and double click, click Apply if
> it is highlighted, then OK. I do not have my 98 machine turned
> on so the above Apply and OK, (positive choice) might not be
> exactly right.
I did as explained above. the only file in the list showed Help,
but there was no HLP as you suggest, so could go no further.
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> I'd rather us all move this over to the OffTopic list or privateUsually, I feel you're being a little stiff with directing people to
> eMail since it is a very isolated problem. TIA See my sigline. ;)
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> > I'd rather us all move this over to the OffTopic list orHappy NoteTab'n,
> > private eMail since it is a very isolated problem.
> Usually, I feel you're being a little stiff with directing
> people to other lists. But this time, well, this topic has
> gotten way out of hand :P 14msgs on this group in just like
> 2hrs - this is a phenomenal amount, considering I check my mail
> maybe 2ce a day ;) Yikes.
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