Monday, December 22, 2008

Simple method to decompile (Microsoft HTML Help File) CHM files

Microsoft compiled HTML help files are now commonly used in software applications and generally these files are opened using hh.exe (HTML Help) file in windows folder. The most important thing is, hh.exe have custom chm decompilation command. To use this option simple provide following parameters to hh.exe,

hh.exe –decompile

for example :

hh.exe -decompile E:\test\output E:\test\help_demo.chm

That’s all. Check the output directory for all HTML topics, Images and other related files.