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What are SHS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SHS file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your SHS 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

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

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