CHM file hosting in a website


  • hi

    i would like to host chm file in a website. it should display the content from website itself. it should not be downloaded. how to do it

    Friday, December 29, 2017 4:03 AM

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  • Hi vasurendra,

    The short answer is NO, we couldn't host the chm file in the website. We could only provide a link to download it.

    As far as I know, the chm is a file archive that requires a separate viewer, it isn't rendered directly inside the browser.

    There are also security considerations with these files, so with certain versions of Windows you cannot open them from a remote (including network) location - they must be opened from the local machine.

    Details, you could refer to this article.

    Best Regards,


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