File Extension Library

.SHS File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .SHS file?

.SHS file extension is created by Microsoft. .SHS has been classified as Misc Files. The format of .SHS file is Binary.

.SHS is Microsoft Scrap File

An SHS file is a file created by Microsoft Word and Excel when a user drags and drops selected document text onto the desktop. It contains a copy of the highlighted contents in its native document format. SHS files are used to copy portions of a document for insertion into another document.

SHS files are special OLE object files and cannot be opened directly. They can only be dragged into another opened document. When SHS files are created, an associated icon is placed on the desktop. If this icon is deleted, the scrap file is also deleted.

Support for scrap files was discontinued with Windows Vista. Earlier versions of Windows included the Windows Shell Scrap Object Handler, which is stored in the file shscrap.dll. This file handled the drag and drop operations to and from Word and Excel documents to create SHS files. However, SHS files cannot be opened in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, since these Windows versions do not include the handler.

NOTE: SHS files typically have a hidden ".shs" file extension. Be careful when opening them since they are executable and have been known to contain viruses.

List of all softwares that can open the Microsoft Scrap File
Microsoft Word 2016
Microsoft Excel 2016

How to Open .SHS file on different platforms

Open .SHS File on Windows

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

Open .SHS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SHS 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 .SHS File on Linux

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

Open .SHS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SHS 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 .SHS 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 .SHS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SHS files

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