Location of VCVS 2013 help files

I've been trying to run down why the Micro Focus product help for Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2013 displays as raw HTML in the Windows Help Viewer 2.1 on my domain-joined Windows 7, IE 11 PC for a month now.  So far I've been told/have read that it has something to do with my account "inheriting" enablement of IE ESC from the servers on our network.  Since the **ONLY** symptom of enabled IE ESC on my PC is the display of the VCVS help content in Help Viewer as raw HTML, no pop-up dialogs about blocked sites or IE ESC warnings, I wanted to try the commonly suggested work around of adding the location of the help files to either the Local Intranet or Trusted Sites zones in IE.  But all I can find are the HTML help files for Enterprise Server.

So where are the HTML help files for the rest of VCVS put when you do a default install?

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  • Unfortunately, this is a US Navy PC and is locked down tight.  The program that reads .chm files is physically blocked from execution by a Host-Based Security System.  I've tried this and I get an "access denied" dialog (referencing the program, not the file).

    We also don't have the privileges or permission to install the programs to our PCs that use the other type/format of documentation on the same page you referenced, so that's not an option.

    Windows Help Viewer 2.1, executed from either the Start button or from Visual Studio Help menu, finds the installed MF documentation.  It just displays it as raw HTML.  While my command's Systems and Information Assurance staff are (still) trying to figure out how this supposedly server-only IE ESC is affecting my Windows 7 PC, I figured I would try this other work around.  I won't have to get permission for somebody to install anything.

    So, where are the HTML help files installed on my PC so that I can add the path to one of the IE zones?

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  • Unfortunately, this is a US Navy PC and is locked down tight.  The program that reads .chm files is physically blocked from execution by a Host-Based Security System.  I've tried this and I get an "access denied" dialog (referencing the program, not the file).

    We also don't have the privileges or permission to install the programs to our PCs that use the other type/format of documentation on the same page you referenced, so that's not an option.

    Windows Help Viewer 2.1, executed from either the Start button or from Visual Studio Help menu, finds the installed MF documentation.  It just displays it as raw HTML.  While my command's Systems and Information Assurance staff are (still) trying to figure out how this supposedly server-only IE ESC is affecting my Windows 7 PC, I figured I would try this other work around.  I won't have to get permission for somebody to install anything.

    So, where are the HTML help files installed on my PC so that I can add the path to one of the IE zones?

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