SHS File Extension

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Microsoft Scrap Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    4.1 (12 votes)

What is SHS file?

File with.SHS extension contains a fragment of Microsoft Word or Excel document in the form of an embedded object created and used by older Windows systems. Program that supports OLE objects in SHS document files is called shscrap.dll - Windows Shell Scrap Object Handler. The program was included in Windows Vista, the last Windows edition that used this solution. The program was used for copying and saving part of given document to be copied into other document.

SHS file is generated as a result of dragging-and-dropping a fragment of an Office document. By selecting a part of given text and dragging it to Desktop, a new SHS is created by handler called shscrap. The generated file by default had its extension hidden. User cannot open it – it can only be copied into an opened document. SHS is an executable format and as such is vulnerable to being used as a virus infection vector.

Programs that support SHS file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the SHS file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the SHS file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the SHS file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the SHS file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the SHS file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the SHS file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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