Did your computer fail to open a SHS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .SHS files.
What is a SHS file?
The files that contain the .shs file extension are Shell Scrap Object Files. 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.
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 SHS file openers, viewers, etc.
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.