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    Help files (Word 97)

    The wdmain8.hlp file is corrupted on both my drive and the CD, according to Word. Is there a site where I might download a fresh copy of that (and other Word help files associated with it, on the assumption they're all bad)? Thank you.

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    Re: Help files (Word 97)

    I am not aware of a site that lets you download Word files. However, if you have a registered copy of a Word CD that is corrupt, I would contact Microsoft & ask for a replacement.

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    Re: Help files (Word 97)

    That seems improbable. Maybe if you delete the index files that Winhelp automatically creates (these have extensions like .cnt, .ftg, .fts and .gid), it will take a fresh look at the file and think it's okay again.

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    Re: Help files (Word 97)

    I looked at those extensions and saw many files. Which ones relate to Word specifically? Or can I safely delete the whole list? Thanks for the idea.

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    Re: Help files (Word 97)

    The Word ones probably have names like wdmain8.gid, but if you delete them, Winhelp will re-create them, so you could just drag them all into a temporary folder and see if that helps. If it doesn't work, or something goes terribly wrong, you could drag them back.

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