File Extension Library

.SHA1 File Extension

  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .SHA1 file?

.SHA1 file extension has been classified as Misc Files. The format of .SHA1 file is Text

.SHA1 is SHA-1 Hash File

File containing a "block" used by a SHA-1 block cipher cryptographic algorithm; typically stores a series of bits, or characters, that are used for verifying an identity when run through the SHA-1 hash function.

When hosting a file for download, sometimes a developer will also provide a ".sha1" file that the user can use to verify that the file is authentic and not corrupted.

List of all softwares that can open the SHA-1 Hash File
Microsoft Notepad

How to Open .SHA1 file on different platforms

Open .SHA1 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SHA1
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SHA1 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SHA1 files" Press "Ok"

Open .SHA1 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SHA1 file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SHA1 File on Linux

Right click on the .SHA1 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SHA1 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SHA1 file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SHA1 File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SHA1 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SHA1 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .SHA1 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .SHA1 file format
  2. You need to check the .SHA1 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)