I'm not sure how to reinstall *just* the help system.
You could make a new Eclipse install, (unzip it somewhere else) then
load your existing workspace with that.
That would be the simplest. Assuming you don't have a *lot* of other
features installed. You will need to re-install them.
You could also try (more dangerous) making another eclipse install, and
finding the help plugins, and see if their sizes/dates differ from your
old versions. Copy them into the old one if so.
There are several org.eclipse.help.* plugins.
If you do this, restart with "eclipse -clean" to make sure Eclipse looks
It could also be that some of your configuration info in
<workspace>/.metadata/.plugins is corrupted. I don't see anything
there related to help but I could be wrong.
Michael Giroux wrote:
> Using Eclipse 3.4.
> and Google Chrome just issues an error page.
> It appears that help is corrupted.
> Is there a way to reinitialize help to force rebuild of whatever is
> being corrupted on local system?