Sending a .CHM file

New Here ,
Jun 03, 2008 Jun 03, 2008

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Hello,

I want to send a .chm file via email so another person can review the help system I created. When they receive it they are unable to view the file. Please let me know what I need to do so they can view the help.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 03, 2008 Jun 03, 2008
The link will not work while my site is down. However, the easier solution is that the recipient just puts the CHM on a local drive instead of a network drive. If it is already local, then right click the file in Windows and select Properties. There's a check box that will enable it to run.

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Jun 03, 2008 Jun 03, 2008

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Has the file been saved to a local drive? If not, it is likely they have been caught out by a MS update. Click here for details.

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Jun 03, 2008 Jun 03, 2008

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Thank you for responding. The link is not working for me though. So, if I get the person who I'm sending the file to to install the update all should be well?

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Jun 03, 2008 Jun 03, 2008

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The link will not work while my site is down.

However, the easier solution is that the recipient just puts the CHM on a local drive instead of a network drive.

If it is already local, then right click the file in Windows and select Properties. There's a check box that will enable it to run.

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Jun 03, 2008 Jun 03, 2008

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Worked like a charm. Colum and Peter, thanks so much!

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New Here ,
Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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Hello,

 

Have you ever solved your problem?I just have the same problem,when I want to send compressed chm  rar file to my friend, the gmail note that it's not allowed,I cannot find a solution,if you can help,that's kind of you

 

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Frank

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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The solutions for chms located on a network are all documented in the link.

 

However, you mention gmail and a compressed .rar file so that sounds like a google issue. I'd try googling 'gmail rar files blocked' and see what turns up.

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New Here ,
Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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Thank you for your response,in fact,I didn't find a solution from this page,the professors above said that need to change the network link into your local text,maybe I did not understand,but the problem I think it lies in the inner chm file in the rar file,another question, the chm file I get is nearly 18.8M,is the file size too large so the gmail cannot give me a pass?

Looking forward the reply!

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Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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I don't know what file sizes are allowed as I don't use google. I'm of the old school where attachments over about 500MB should be sent by floppy disk in the mail. 😄

 

Seriously though, I'd probably try a file transfer site instead. I know Peter uses WeTransfer, so have a look at that.

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Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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@zow5E2D I think you are facing two problems, gmail will not allow CHMs even if they are in a zip format, and the size of the file is too large regardless. Try using a file transfer site such as wetransfer.com. It's free.

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Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021

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Thank you professor,I'm a Chinese foreign trade salesman, I made a chm catalogue,but facing the problems,I will try to use the ways you suggested,thanks!

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