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Help Explorer Viewer

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  • Date Added:
    May 17, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try

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4 stars

"Good but can be improved"

October 15, 2009  |  By egbas

2009-10-15 03:28:26  |  By egbas

 |  Version: Help Explorer Viewer 3


Biggest advantage over MS CHM viewer is that you can change font size of the document without touching internet font size settings


1. single click on the left pane links does not activate the article
2. if CHM extension is associated with the application , double clicking a file does not open it automatically , you still have to issue FILE/Open


Much better substitue to regular CHM viewer

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3 stars

"Does what it's supposed to. I needed it for .HLP files"

August 03, 2009  |  By foobar420

2009-08-03 22:23:19  |  By foobar420

 |  Version: Help Explorer Viewer 3


Actually allows the mouse wheel when viewing older .hlp files! Gives a fresh, modern look for users of the old Windows Help. It allows sidebar for a index listing in older hlp files too.


Didn't install properly. To make it work, I had to move (drag-n-drop) the "gre" folder into the "bin" folder of the program, located at:
C:\Program Files\HelpExplorer Software\Help Explorer 3


The Windows Help program that came with Windows is horribly outdated and frustrating to use, this is a decent replacement for my case.

The download could have been WAY smaller... The program is actually packed very unprofessionally, I was surprised that it actually worked as well as it did.

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5 stars

"It's great as a simple .chm viewer."

March 04, 2009  |  By jjanes188

2009-03-04 12:37:14  |  By jjanes188

 |  Version: Help Explorer Viewer 3


It suits my needs just as a reader. It's the simplest and quickest solution.


It would be nice if it had a search function but let's face it, it's FREE.


I like it because it is free and quick and simple and solved my problem of not being able to open .chm files in my Windows XP SP2 PC that I downloaded as part of a .zip application.

Thanks to the developers of HelpExplorer 3.0 viewer.


Updated on Mar 4, 2009

Update: HelpExplorer 3.0 viewer does have a search function. Wow! Couldn't ask for more.


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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3
This version is the first release on CNET
Publisher OnlineVNC
Publisher web site
Release Date May 17, 2007
Date Added May 17, 2007
Version 3
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Desktop Publishing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 10.61MB
File Name
Total Downloads 62,056
Downloads Last Week 111
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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