SHS File Type

- The quick facts

What are SHS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SHS 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 SHS file?

A .SHS file is a Shell Scrap Object file.

These files are used by Microsoft applications to embed objects and text into another type of file. For example, when you drag and drop text within a Word or Excel file, an SHS file is created.

SHS files can also be created when you cut and copy text from one document to another. For example, when you cut or copy text within a Word document to paste to an email, the Windows "clipboard" creates the SHS file to store the information that you have saved to the clipboard. When the information is no longer needed by the application, the SHS file is usually deleted.

You usually do not need to edit or view these files, as they only contain information usable by the software program that uses them.

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension SHS

While we know of one file format using the .SHS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SHS file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Hancom OfficeHancom OfficeUser submitted
OpenOffice.org BaseOpenOffice.org BaseUser submitted
e-Sworde-SwordUser submitted
Script SentryScript SentryUser submitted