How to open file with CHM extension?

Basic information about CHM file

File CHM is one of the files of the Web Files category. Its full name is Compiled HTML Help File . File format CHM was created by Microsoft. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file CHM sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a CHM file, you will definitely find it here.
CHM file description

A .CHM file is a compiled online help file that is created using the help authoring tools, such as Microsoft HTML Help Workshop. The CHM file, which is an online help solution, comprises of images, text, hyperlinks that can be viewed by various programs supported on the Windows OS and on the web browsers, such as FireFox or Safari. Further, the CHM file can be converted into other formats, such as PDF, TXT, and other text formats, using various programs available online, including the Zamzar program. 

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Programs that support CHM file

Programs for Mac OS system
Programs for Linux system
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the CHM file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
This site should help you to find the answers for the specific ones or similar to those questions:

  • How to open a file with the CHM extension?
  • How can I convert a CHM file to a different format ?
  • What is the CHM file format extension?
  • What programs support the CHM file?

If after viewing the stuff on this site, you have still not received a satisfactory answer to any of the above questions, this means that the information regarding the CHM file presented here is not complete. Contact us using the contact form and write what information you have not found here .

What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the CHM file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the CHM file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the CHM file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the CHM file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the CHM file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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