How to open SH files

Did your computer fail to open a SH file? We explain what SH files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a SH file?

Files that contain the .sh file extension are self-extracting archive files. The SH file archive contains selected files and a shell script along with instructions on how to extract the contents of the SH file archive.

The SH file format is commonly used for Unix shell files and are created by the Unix shar utility program. These files are typically used for scripts that are meant to be run on the Unix command prompt. SH files can typically only be used on computers that are run on the Unix operating system, although systems similar to Unix may also use this file format.

SH file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of SH files. Remember, different programs may use SH files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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