SHAPE File Type

- The quick facts

What are SHAPE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SHAPE file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a SHAPE file?

SHAPE files have multiple uses, and Butcher Shape is one of them.

Butcher Shape

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open SHAPE files

Important: Different programs may use files with the SHAPE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SHAPE file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Last updated: July 13, 2020

More file formats using the SHAPE extension

Through our research of SHAPE files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Dia Shape

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