HP_ filename suffix is mostly used for Compressed WinHelp Data Format files. HP_ files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. HP_ file format, along with 230 other file formats, belongs to the Compressed Files category. Microsoft Windows Help is by far the most used program for working with HP_ files. Software named Microsoft Windows Help was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and HP_ files, check the developer’s official website.
Programs that can handle HP_ files are as follows. Files with HP_ extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
Problems with accessing HP_ may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with HP_ extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with HP_ files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with HP_ files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Windows Help developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Windows Help installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
You still cannot access HP_ files although Microsoft Windows Help is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why HP_ files are not compatible with Microsoft Windows Help. The latest version of Microsoft Windows Help should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing Microsoft Windows Help (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open HP_ files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper HP_ file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
Should it happed that the HP_ is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the HP_ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the HP_ file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with HP_ extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support HP_ files. Close all running programs and try opening the HP_ file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Compressed WinHelp Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the HP_ files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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