Unable to Embed Binary Files in .chm Files and Link From a Topic Page to That File

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After you use Internet Explorer 5.5 or 5.5 Service Pack 1 to embed a binary file into a .chm help file and link from a topic page to that file, clicking the link may not open the file. However, if you click the link a second time, the link may work correctly.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer version 5.5. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
267954 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date      Time       Version         Size       File name     Platform   ----------------------------------------------------------------------   10/22/00  8:16 a.m.  5.50.4210.2600  2,744,080  Mshtml.dll    x86				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer version 5.5 Service Pack 2.
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To view this problem, encapsulate a file (such as a .zip, .pdf, .doc or .rtf file) into a .chm file, link to this file, and then click the link to try to view the file.

Article ID: 245572 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 07:18:00 - Revision: 3.0

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