VS2010 Tips #10: How to change Local Help Library path
In this blog post, I want to show you how to change the path of the Local Help Library.
Let’s say you want to move the location of the local content being stored. You can simply move the files and change the path.
Where is it stored now? run the Help Library Manager
Then click Settings
That is the current location. You can copy the contents of that folder to somewhere. (for this example, I move my help contents to D:\DUMMY FILES\HelpLibrary\)
Then open Registry Editor
and then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –> SOFTWARE –> Microsoft –> Help –> v1.0
Change the value of LocalStore with the path of the new location
In this case I changed it to D:\DUMMY FILES\HelpLibrary\
Okay, now go to the new location then edit the /manifest/queryManifest.3.xml using Notepad
Modify the following to match the new location
So, for this example it will become like this
You can test it by running Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Documentation