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CHW file format description

CHW file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with CHW files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the CHW file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing CHW files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Compiled HTML Help Index

The CHW file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Microsoft Office Resource Kit, serving as a Compiled HTML Help Index. HTML Help is the standard help system for the Windows platform. The HTML Help compiler (part of the HTML Help Workshop) makes it possible to compress HTML, graphic, and other files into a relatively small compiled help (.chm) file. Visit the website of Microsoft Office Resource Kit for a detailed description of the CHW format.

Application:Microsoft Office Resource Kit
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
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Aliases:-

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Did someone accidentally misspell the CHW filename?

The CHW filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your CHW file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this CHW file.

To set the CHW file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set CHW file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle CHW files with care

Exercise caution when handling CHW files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar CHW files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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