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Microsoft KB Archive/253741

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BUG: Unable to Launch Platform SDK Documentation


The information in this article applies to:

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


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


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.


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.


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


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

Additional query words:

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

Last Reviewed: May 10, 2001
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