Microsoft KB Archive/253741

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BUG: Unable to Launch Platform SDK Documentation

Q253741



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Platform Software Development Kit (SDK) January 2000 Edition





SYMPTOMS

When you activate the shortcut to the Platform SDK documentation, the documentation does not open. Instead, the "Open With..." associations dialog box appears.



CAUSE

In some cases, a previous installation of Office 2000 results in an incorrect file association with the ".col" extension. This is the extension for the HTML Help collection that the Platform SDK documentation uses.



RESOLUTION

To correct the file association problem, you should use this procedure:

  1. In the "Open With" dialog box that appears when you try to start the documentation, click the Other button. Find the file Hh.exe in your Windows directory and select it.
  2. Enter the description, "HTML Help Collection", and continue. The Platform SDK documentation should then open.



STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.



REFERENCES

You can download the latest Platform SDK from the following Microsoft Web site:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?URL=/code/topic.asp?URL=/msdn-files/028/000/123/topic.xml

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbOSWin2000 kbSDKPlatform kbDSupport kbGrpDSTools
Issue type : kbbug
Technology : kbWin32SDKSearch kbAudDeveloper kbSDKSearch


Last Reviewed: May 10, 2001
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