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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    Thank you for explaining the components of this new(er) help system, but no.  The documentation was properly installed on disk and had already been added to the content tab.  The only problem is that it displayed in the Help Viewer as raw HTML.

    One of my office mates with admin privileges on workstations and more knowledge of these things either got tired of listening to me whine and complain, or took pity on me, and started poking around on the internet and my machine.  He saw something in some forum about an "Enable MIME sniffing" policy, and found that it was enabled on my PC.

    He had our Systems shop disable this policy on my machine and everything is GOOD!

    God knows what other policies were enabled or disabled by the Navy along with this one, or what they were trying to accomplish, but disabling this one fixed my problem.

    Thanks, everyone, for the input.

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  • Verified Answer

    Thank you for explaining the components of this new(er) help system, but no.  The documentation was properly installed on disk and had already been added to the content tab.  The only problem is that it displayed in the Help Viewer as raw HTML.

    One of my office mates with admin privileges on workstations and more knowledge of these things either got tired of listening to me whine and complain, or took pity on me, and started poking around on the internet and my machine.  He saw something in some forum about an "Enable MIME sniffing" policy, and found that it was enabled on my PC.

    He had our Systems shop disable this policy on my machine and everything is GOOD!

    God knows what other policies were enabled or disabled by the Navy along with this one, or what they were trying to accomplish, but disabling this one fixed my problem.

    Thanks, everyone, for the input.

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