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
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 Office||User submitted|
|Adobe Acrobat||User submitted|
|Hancom Office||User submitted|
|OpenOffice.org Base||User submitted|
|Script Sentry||User submitted|
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