CHM Decoder

By GridinSoft Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 8, 2009

CHM Decoder takes the unpopular CHM file type, commonly used for Help files, and easily converts it to the more readable HTML. The program's simplicity is its biggest benefit, as it allows users of all skill levels to operate it.

The program's interface was simple for us to grasp; its major functions were divided into three tabs. Oddly, this program designed to convert Help files didn't contain one of its own. The three-step process was very intuitive, requiring us to locate the CHM file in question, select a destination for it, and simply convert it. We tested the program with a large file and were pleased that it took fewer than 20 seconds to convert. While the converted file was saved in its new destination, it also opened our Web browser and displayed the Help file in its entirety. This was the best way to view the file because the saved HTML file seemed to have broken each page into its own file, which was a pain to view. The program's best feature was a tab that detailed the size and built-in files of the conversion. It wasn't essential to our process and wasn't really necessary. However, this didn't take away from the smooth conversion and readability of the program.

CHM Decoder is a freeware program. It comes as a compressed file. We recommend this program because of its fast, simple conversion.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.2

Version 2.2 is a bug fixing release.

General

Release March 18, 2014
Date Added March 18, 2014
Version 2.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

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Total Downloads 39,553
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

CHM Decoder may decompile your CHM file (Compiled Windows HTML Help) or e-book and extract all source files. This tool free for use and work easily and quickly. Want you convert CHM to HTML and view that in your PocketPC or in your web pages? CHM Decoder can help to you. The program supports command line. Using batch mode, you can convert several documents simultaneously.