.SH File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .SH file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.

SH File Recovery

What is a .SH file?

An SH file is a script programmed for bash, a type of Unix shell (Bourne-Again SHell). It contains instructions written in the Bash language and can be executed by typing text commands within the shell's command-line interface.

What Are Common Causes of ".SH" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of .sh (shell script) files being lost or experiencing failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete .sh files while cleaning up their system or organizing files.
  2. File system corruption: File system corruption can occur due to hardware failure, power outages, or software bugs, resulting in the loss or corruption of .sh files.
  3. Malware or virus infection: Malicious software can infect and corrupt .sh files, making them inaccessible or causing them to fail.
  4. Disk errors: Physical errors on the disk, such as bad sectors or disk failure, can lead to the loss or corruption of .sh files.
  5. Software or system updates: Sometimes, software or system updates can cause compatibility issues with existing .sh files, leading to their failure or loss.
  6. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidental overwriting, improper modifications, or incorrect commands, can result in the loss or failure of .sh files.
  7. Hardware failure: Hardware components, such as hard drives or memory modules, can fail, leading to the loss or corruption of .sh files stored on them.
  8. Sudden power loss: Abrupt power outages or system shutdowns can interrupt the writing or reading process of .sh files, causing corruption or loss.
  9. File system format or partitioning: Formatting a disk or repartitioning can result in the deletion or loss of .sh files if not done correctly or without proper backup.
  10. Software bugs or crashes: Software bugs or crashes in the applications used to create or execute .sh files can cause them to fail or become inaccessible.

It is important to regularly backup .sh files to prevent loss and to use reliable storage media and backup strategies to minimize the risk of failure.

How to recover lost ".SH" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".SH" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".SH" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".SH" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".SH" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".SH" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".SH" extension?

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Programs that open ".SH" files

File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus
gVim gVim
Notepad++ Notepad++
GNU Bash GNU Bash
Cygwin Cygwin
Apple Terminal Apple Terminal
iTerm iTerm
MacVim MacVim
GNU Bash GNU Bash
GNU Bash GNU Bash
Vim Vim
File Viewer for Android File Viewer for Android

Additional Information

  • File type: Bash Shell Script

  • File extension: .SH

  • Developer: Невідомо

  • Category: Developer Files

  • Format: Text

  • HEX: 23 21 2F 62 69 6E 2F

  • ASCII: #!/bin/

  • File types that use the extension .SH:

    • Bash Shell Script

    • Unix Shell Archive


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is the file extension .SH commonly associated with, and what does it represent?

    The file extension .SH is commonly associated with shell scripts. It represents a script written in a shell programming language, such as Bash (Bourne Again SHell) or other Unix/Linux shell variants. Shell scripts are used to automate tasks and execute commands in a command-line interface.

  • How can I open a .SH file and what software or tools are needed to do so?

    A .sh file is a shell script file used in Unix-like operating systems to automate tasks or execute commands. To open and run a .sh file, you need a terminal emulator or command-line interface.

    Here are the steps to open and execute a .sh file:

    1. Open a terminal: On Windows, you can use programs like Git Bash, Cygwin, or Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). On macOS, use the built-in Terminal app. On Linux, use the default terminal emulator, such as GNOME Terminal or Konsole.
    2. Navigate to the directory containing the .sh file using the `cd` command. For example, if the file is located in the Documents folder, you can use `cd Documents` to change to that directory.
    3. Make the .sh file executable by running the command `chmod +x filename.sh`, replacing "filename.sh" with the actual name of the file.
    4. Finally, execute the .sh file by typing `./filename.sh` in the terminal, replacing "filename.sh" with the actual name of the file.

    Note: Ensure that the .sh file is a valid shell script and has the correct syntax.

  • Are there any specific instructions or steps to follow when trying to execute or run a .SH file on different operating systems?

    Yes, there are specific instructions or steps to follow when trying to execute or run a .sh file on different operating systems. Here are the general steps for different operating systems:


    • Open the terminal.
    • Navigate to the directory where the .sh file is located using the `cd` command.
    • Make the .sh file executable by running the command: `chmod +x filename.sh`.
    • Execute the .sh file by running the command: `./filename.sh`.


    • Open the terminal.
    • Navigate to the directory where the .sh file is located using the `cd` command.
    • Make the .sh file executable by running the command: `chmod +x filename.sh`.
    • Execute the .sh file by running the command: `./filename.sh`.


    • Windows does not natively support .sh files. However, you can use a third-party tool like Git Bash or Cygwin to run .sh files.
    • Install Git Bash or Cygwin on your Windows system.
    • Open Git Bash or Cygwin terminal.
    • Navigate to the directory where the .sh file is located using the `cd` command.
    • Execute the .sh file by running the command: `./filename.sh`.

    Note: Ensure that you have the necessary permissions to execute the .sh file and that the file has the correct shebang (#!/bin/bash) at the beginning of the file.

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