SHY File Extension

SHY file icon
ShyFile Encrypted Format
  • Developer
    Dr. Bootz
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.2 (4 votes)

What is SHY file?

SHY is a file extension commonly associated with ShyFile Encrypted Format files. ShyFile Encrypted Format specification was created by Dr. Bootz. SHY file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with SHY extension are categorized as Encoded Files files. The Encoded Files subset comprises 206 various file formats. The most popular software that supports SHY files is ShyFile. ShyFile software was developed by Dr. Bootz GmbH, and on its official website you may find more information about SHY files or the ShyFile software program.

Programs which support SHY file extension

The following listing features SHY-compatible programs. Files with SHY extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support SHY file

Windows Windows

How to open file with SHY extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SHY files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to ShyFile Encrypted Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the ShyFile

Problems with opening and working with SHY files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SHY files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ShyFile and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download ShyFile installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Dr. Bootz GmbH website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update ShyFile to the latest version

You still cannot access SHY files although ShyFile is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that ShyFile cannot handle files with SHY may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of ShyFile is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate ShyFile Encrypted Format files with ShyFile

After installing ShyFile (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open SHY files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the SHY file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where ShyFile is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open SHY files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with SHY extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with SHY extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the SHY is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the SHY file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The SHY may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the SHY is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the SHY file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the SHY file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the SHY file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the SHY file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the ShyFile Encrypted Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open ShyFile

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support SHY files. Close all running programs and try opening the SHY file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with ShyFile Encrypted Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SHY files affecting older versions of given software.

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