#BSSC file in RH 9, 2015 WebHelp project folders (maybe RH8 too)

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There is a #BSSC file in my current RH project folders (I have 2015 ow but had several older versions). I believe it's a legacy file left over from years (decades) ago when I experimented with mapping id's and context sensitive help which we do not use at this time to call up help topics. This post on the WebHelp forum speaks a little to the related files RH11: Purposes of BSSCDefault.h and whcshdata.js . I am looking for verification that my understanding of the #BSSC file is accurate and similar to that of BSSDefault.h -- that it pertains to mapping and context sensitive help. Also, I am assuming since it's no longer actively used, I could safely rename it or delete it? My IT department is moving files to the cloud and said the # sign in the file name would prevent it from being moved to the cloud.

Also, I ran a test by creating a new project with WebHelp and Responsive HTML help, doing nothing related to Map ID's. A #BSSC file wasn't created by RH during the test, just the blank BSSCDeafult.h file.

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I would suspect the number represents the Robohelp 9 version released by eHelp (not the Robohelp 9 released by Adobe - for a potted history, see here: RoboHelp versions: a definitive guide - The User Assistance Colum(n) ).

I found a list of source and output files for Robhelp 7 (the Adobe Robohelp 7, not the Blue Sky Software Robohelp 7) and it doesn't appear there, although I couldn't say for certain if it is comprehensive:

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#BSSC file in RH 9, 2015 WebHelp project folders (maybe RH8 too)

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There is a #BSSC file in my current RH project folders (I have 2015 ow but had several older versions). I believe it's a legacy file left over from years (decades) ago when I experimented with mapping id's and context sensitive help which we do not use at this time to call up help topics. This post on the WebHelp forum speaks a little to the related files RH11: Purposes of BSSCDefault.h and whcshdata.js . I am looking for verification that my understanding of the #BSSC file is accurate and similar to that of BSSDefault.h -- that it pertains to mapping and context sensitive help. Also, I am assuming since it's no longer actively used, I could safely rename it or delete it? My IT department is moving files to the cloud and said the # sign in the file name would prevent it from being moved to the cloud.

Also, I ran a test by creating a new project with WebHelp and Responsive HTML help, doing nothing related to Map ID's. A #BSSC file wasn't created by RH during the test, just the blank BSSCDeafult.h file.

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I would suspect the number represents the Robohelp 9 version released by eHelp (not the Robohelp 9 released by Adobe - for a potted history, see here: RoboHelp versions: a definitive guide - The User Assistance Colum(n) ).

I found a list of source and output files for Robhelp 7 (the Adobe Robohelp 7, not the Blue Sky Software Robohelp 7) and it doesn't appear there, although I couldn't say for certain if it is comprehensive:

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Start page, in case you want to poke around

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Hi there

My guess is that this is a simple ASCII text file. Have you tried opening it using something like Windows Notepad to see what it contains?

Cheers... Rick

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Yes, I opened in Notepad and it contains what I assume might be a version number for RH or javascript or some other program?

9.10.521

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I would suspect the number represents the Robohelp 9 version released by eHelp (not the Robohelp 9 released by Adobe - for a potted history, see here: RoboHelp versions: a definitive guide - The User Assistance Colum(n) ).

I found a list of source and output files for Robhelp 7 (the Adobe Robohelp 7, not the Blue Sky Software Robohelp 7) and it doesn't appear there, although I couldn't say for certain if it is comprehensive:

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Ah yes, I'm a user from way back prior to adobe owning RH. The '9' in the file makes more sense now. Thanks for the lists as well. Very helpful.

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Thanks again for this info. I have deleted the #BSSC file from newer projects (created in versions since Adobe took over RoboHelp) that have been upgraded/copied over the years from the original project. Everything functioning fine.

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