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TOC file location in output files created by RH2022?

Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2023 Nov 01, 2023

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@Peter Grainge I have one off-topic question.

Do you know TOC file location in the help output (files/folders) of RH 2022 version.

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Nov 01, 2023 Nov 01, 2023

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@Ana2021 This question appears to be unrelated to the thread. Please always start a new thread for unrelated issues.

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Nov 01, 2023 Nov 01, 2023

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Well, let's just do that for you @Ana2021 - here you are in your own thread now.
What output type are you producing?

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Nov 01, 2023 Nov 01, 2023

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Thank you, @Jeff_Coatsworth.

I am producing webhelp type output.

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Nov 01, 2023 Nov 01, 2023

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Using what skin/template in your preset?

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It is Azure-Blue.

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I don't think it's located in any one spot - what are you trying to accomplish?

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Due to some reasons my project's toc got corrupted, hence wanted to recover it from the previously generated output.

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You've got the RH source project, right? Why not just regenerate the output again?

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The TOC has 100s of topics with hyperlinks, conditional tags, and other settings. Henced rather than creating it from Scratch wanted to recover it.

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But the TOC inside your RH project files is fine, right?

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Nov 01, 2023 Nov 01, 2023

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No, when the TOC is opened, no topics are getting displayed.

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Well, you could take a look at this page - https://www.grainge.org/pages/authoring/opening/opening_projects.htm - to see if anything might help, but frankly, it's probably faster just to create a new one.

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There is no way you will recover the TOC from output. The contents are scattered around various files in the whxdata folder and will make no sense.

 

Do you not have a backup of your project? The quickest recovery will be to copy that in and update it.

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Thank you, @Peter Grainge. I will explore all the possible ways and fix it.

Again thank you @Jeff_Coatsworth and @Peter Grainge for your timely reponses. 

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If you have a friendly developer they should be able to write a script to recover the toc from the toc js files. The content is broadly speaking JSON data, so if they have a sample of the .toc file so they can see the XML structure required, they should be able to parse the JSON and transform it into the required XML.

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