The File Extensions Database


.SHF File Extension

  • Developer by: Symantec Corporation
  • Category: Various data Files

What is an .SHF file?

.SHF is Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) share data

The shf file extension is mainly related to Pretty Good Privacy platform now owned by Symantec and incorporated in its programs.

These files are used for sharing purposes. It is not clear whenever these files are used by the latest programs based on PGP.


How to open:

Use PSP to work with *.shf files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

How to solve problems with SHF files

  • Associate the SHF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any SHF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.SHF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the SHF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .SHF is Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) share data. Because only the current version supports the latest SHF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Symantec Corporation manufacturer website after an available .SHF is Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) share data update.
  • To make sure that your SHF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.