HyperTerminal Private Edition Help Uses HyperTerminal Help File

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When you view Hilgraeve HyperTerminal Private Edition 3.0 Help, the Help file associated with the version of HyperTerminal included with Windows 98 is displayed instead.


This behavior occurs because Windows 98 redirects calls made to the Hypertrm.hlp file to the Hypertrm.chm file.


To resolve this behavior, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files Or Folders.
  2. In the Named box, type htmlhelp.ini, and then click Find Now.
  3. In the list of found files, double-click the Htmlhelp.ini file.
  4. Locate the following line in the [HELP_FINDER] section of the Htmlhelp.ini file:
  5. Disable this line by typing a semicolon (;) at the beginning of the line.
  6. On the File menu, click Save, and then click Exit on the File menu.


Microsoft has confirmed that this behavior is not caused by a problem in Windows 98, but may be caused by design changes in Windows 98. For more information about resolving this issue, contact the program's manufacturer.


HyperTerminal 1.2, the version of HyperTerminal included with Windows 98, uses HTMLHelp. When a program attempts to open the Hypertrm.hlp file, the HTMLHelp version of the file (Hypertrm.chm) is opened instead.

The third-party product discussed in this article is manufactured by a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.


Article ID: 188098 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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