If you ever need to decompile HTML Help (compiled HTML Help, AKA a .chm or “chum” file) you will find the KeyTools utility useful. It has been unavailable for a while, but the creators, Cheri Zubak and Ralph Walden, have been kind enough to give us permission to distribute it.
You can convert any HTML Help project produced with any help authoring tool to a Doc-To-Help project. If you only have a .CHM file, you can still convert it, but first you must decompile it — and that’s where the KeyTools utility comes in especially handy.
Thanks Cheri and Ralph — and if you need to reach Cheri, you can find her here:
Cheryl Lockett Zubak
President & Senior Content Strategist
Work Write, Inc.
After downloading and unzipping the file below, rename the file extension from .txt to .exe. Enjoy!