Update to the error in the previous post. I performed the actions below with success in launching the hdfview program:
Ran the executable HDFView-3.1.1.exe from windows explorer.
As explained in a previous post, a black command window briefly pops up and then goes away. Nothing else happens after that.
Found the file folder location where the above executable file extracted a group of files and folders, which was, C:\Users\alcook1\AppData\Local\HDF_Group\HDFView.
Placed the batch file, hdfview.bat, into this folder.
Opened up a command window and changed the directory to C:\Users\alcook1\AppData\Local\HDF_Group\HDFView.
From the command window, ran the batch file hdfview.bat.
The HDFviewer was successfully launched.
Created a batch file on my desktop to make this process a little easier. Contents of desktop batch file: