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#1 smak451

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:43 AM

Hey guys -- With great pride I just started to delve a little deeper into the inner workings of this machine by downloading cool looking apps like Process Monitor, Process Explorer, Autoruns, TcpView etc. from the Sysinternals site only to hit an immediate snag -- I can't access the help files! I used 7zip to unpack the "Compiled HTML Help file" which is called procmon.chm which then produced procmon.chw but I don't know how to link it to the programs so I can look through their Help Guides. I googled it before coming here and I only come up with the fact it's an out-moded form of MS Help file that is particularly prone to infection. How do I set up the help files to learn how these programs work?

Also, if you know of any good tutorials on Process Monitor & Process Explorer (or any of the security -related Sysinternals programs) please let me know. Thanks so much, Cheers, -- S :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:18 PM

When I extract (unzip) Process Monitor to its own folder, there are three files: Procmon.exe, procmon.chm and the Eula.txt. Double-clicking on procmon.chm from within the folder opens the help Contents and Index.

The same goes with Process Explorer, there are three files and double-clicking procexp.chm opens help.

Opening the .chm files directly from the folder should work but opening from within the program itself requires that the .chm file be located in the same folder. If using a shortcut on the Desktop to start procexp.exe, procmon.exe, etc, the start folder must also contain the .chm file. If you just place the .exe file on the Desktop or use it for a shortcut, the help file will not open.

These links explain in more detail:Specific discussion of all Sysinternals Utilities can be found here.
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 12:02 PM

That explains it -- works great now; and once again I am in your debt kind Sir. I will gladly make a donation to Unite as a token of my sincere appreciation. Cheers, -- S

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 12:07 PM

You're welcome and thank you for the kind words. :thumbsup:
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