What is the .shs File Extension?

What is the .shs file extension?

The .shs file extension is associated with the Shell Scrap Object File from Microsoft. This file type is associated with some Microsoft programs and contains a script that is wrapped around an object. As .shs files represent scripts, when an object is added to a file the .shs extension mostly remains invisible.

By default, Windows explorer sets .shs files as invisible. To view the .shs files, you need to complete the following 2 tasks:

  • Enable File extension viewing
  • Edit the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ShellScrap registry entry

Task 1 ? Enable File Extension viewing

  1. Open Window Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools menu and then select Folder Options.
  3. Clear the box before Hide extension for known file types.

Task 2 ? Edit The Registry

  1. Click Start and then click Run.
  2. Type regedit and press Enter.
  3. In the left registry-pane, browse to the following registry entry

  5. Delete the value ?NeverShowExt?

.shs file extension ? security report

.shs files that are created by the Windows system are safe files. However, if you download a file with the .shs extension or receive a .shs file through e-mail then you need to be cautious. Malware programs, such as worms are recorded to use files with the .shs extension. Malware use the .shs file extension to store dangerous script codes and if by mistake you open such files then serious damage can occur to your computer. To ensure your system?s security, scan any .shs file that you download or receive through e-mail with the help of a robust antivirus tool.

How to open .shs files in Windows

To open .shs files, use Internet Explorer 8, Window Shell Scrap Object Handler.

In case you encounter a file type error when you try to open a .shs file type or any other file type, then you may seek the assistance of a reliable file extension repair software to help you view/edit the contents of the file.