The File Extensions Database

.SHK File Extension

  • Category: Compressed Files

What is an .SHK file?

.SHK is ShrinkIt Archive

Apple II file compressed using the ShrinkIt archiver.

How to solve problems with SHK files

  • Associate the SHK file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any SHK file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.SHK files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the SHK 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 .SHK is ShrinkIt Archive. Because only the current version supports the latest SHK file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .SHK is ShrinkIt Archive update.
  • To make sure that your SHK file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.