Download and Fix PPMAIN10.CHM

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing PPMAIN10.CHM files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent PPMAIN10.CHM file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

PPMAIN10.CHM file Compiled HTML Help. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Office software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of PPMAIN10.CHM related errors on your device. You can also download PPMAIN10.CHM file compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename PPMAIN10.CHM
File extension CHM
Type Compiled HTML Help
Description Compiled HTML Help
Program Office 2007
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2007
Oldest file 2017-05-10
Latest file 2017-05-10

There are various types of errors related to PPMAIN10.CHM file. PPMAIN10.CHM file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to PPMAIN10.CHM file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • PPMAIN10.CHM is corrupted
  • PPMAIN10.CHM cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - PPMAIN10.CHM
  • PPMAIN10.CHM file error
  • PPMAIN10.CHM file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register PPMAIN10.CHM file:
  • PPMAIN10.CHM file could not be loaded
  • PPMAIN10.CHM file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because PPMAIN10.CHM file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to PPMAIN10.CHM can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing PPMAIN10.CHM file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

PPMAIN10.CHM file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with PPMAIN10.CHM file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to PPMAIN10.CHM file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of PPMAIN10.CHM or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to PPMAIN10.CHM file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the PPMAIN10.CHM file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the PPMAIN10.CHM file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the PPMAIN10.CHM file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace PPMAIN10.CHM file

The last solution is to manually download and replace PPMAIN10.CHM file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded PPMAIN10.CHM file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of PPMAIN10.CHM file example directory paths.

  • Windows Vista: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\1033\
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\

If the steps did not solve your PPMAIN10.CHM file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename PPMAIN10.CHM
System Windows Vista
File size 0 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e
SHA1 da39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709
SHA256 e3b0c44298fc1c149afbf4c8996fb92427ae41e4649b934ca495991b7852b855
CRC32 00000000
Example file location C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\1033\
Filename PPMAIN10.CHM
System Windows XP
File size 851716 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 22578b4f56dacf890b3da0d491b6db5a
SHA1 b29c603b5913b534c64cb6bd8a4d90cbdde32b8a
SHA256 23d0389acaa9412bcb2085c68ad3892ce62cb79c7ed07bc8e0ba4fcee7c25b12
CRC32 d7adb88f
Example file location C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\
Filename PPMAIN10.CHM
System Windows XP
File size 568877 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 f757e062378649f693ee9fa0b9a40311
SHA1 338bd523ebaff513d348106e9c67f2ddc0d7dd0d
SHA256 523f30a8b989d69f9718f023c0a45b1a00c80182d243c5b71072d0a56f648573
CRC32 417b3c5f
Example file location C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\