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HM file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .hm file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .hm file?
  • What program do I need to open a .hm file?
  • How can the .hm file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .hm files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ WinHelp Context ID

WinHelp Context ID .hm file icon
HM file is a Windows Help Context ID. Microsoft WinHelp is a proprietary format for online help files that can be displayed by the Microsoft Help browser winhelp.exe or winhlp32.exe. The file format is based on Rich Text Format (RTF). It remained a popular Help platform from Windows 3.0 platform through Windows XP. WinHelp was removed in Windows Vista to discourage software developers from using the obsolete format and encourage use of newer help formats.
Category: Development files
Application: Visual Studio
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
HM aliases:
HM related links:
HM related extensions:
Windows Help File

HTML Help Project

Windows Help Project

HTML Help Header File

Windows Help Related Data

Other types of files may also use the .hm file extension.

🚫 The .hm file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bm, gm, hh, hj, hk, hl, jm, mh, mm, nm, tm, um, ym

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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HeuristicLab Storage
Battlefield 2 Tree Mesh Data

🔴 Can't open a .hm file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .hm file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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