.SHS 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 .SHS file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

SHS File Recovery

What is a .SHS 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.

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

There are several common causes of ".SHS" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".SHS" files while cleaning up their computer or organizing files.
  2. System crash: A sudden system crash or power failure can lead to ".SHS" file loss or corruption.
  3. Virus or malware infection: Viruses or malware can infect and corrupt ".SHS" files, making them inaccessible or unusable.
  4. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as disk errors or bad sectors, can cause ".SHS" file loss or corruption.
  5. Software or hardware issues: Problems with software or hardware components, such as a faulty hard drive or incompatible software, can result in ".SHS" file failure.
  6. Improper file transfer: If ".SHS" files are not transferred correctly, such as interrupted downloads or incomplete file transfers, they may become corrupted or lost.
  7. File system formatting: Formatting a storage device without proper backup can erase all data, including ".SHS" files.
  8. Human error: Accidental overwriting, renaming, or moving of ".SHS" files can lead to their loss or failure.

It is important to regularly back up ".SHS" files to prevent permanent loss in case of any of these issues.

How to recover lost ".SHS" 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 ".SHS" file may be deleted.

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

Use programs for recovering ".SHS" 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 ".SHS" 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.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
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 ".SHS" 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 ".SHS" extension?

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Programs that open ".SHS" files

Microsoft Word 2019 Microsoft Word 2019
Microsoft Excel 2019 Microsoft Excel 2019

Additional Information

  • File type: Microsoft Scrap File

  • File extension: .SHS

  • Developer: Microsoft

  • Category: Misc Files

  • Format: Binary

  • HEX: D0 CF 11 E0 A1 B1 1A E1

  • ASCII: РП.а...б


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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 a .SHS format and how is it different from other file formats?

    The .SHS format refers to a file created by Microsoft Windows called Shell Scrap Object. It is a proprietary file format that is used to store a selection of text and/or graphics from another document or application.

    The main difference between .SHS files and other file formats is that .SHS files do not contain the actual data they represent. Instead, they act as a shortcut or link to the original source. When you double-click on an .SHS file, it opens the application associated with the source file and displays the selected content.

    .SHS files were primarily used in older versions of Windows, such as Windows 95 and Windows 98. However, they have become less common in recent years and are not supported by newer versions of Windows.

  • How can I open and view a .SHS file on my computer?

    To open and view a .SHS file on your computer, you can follow these steps:

    1. Right-click on the .SHS file you want to open.
    2. From the context menu, select "Open With" and then choose "WordPad" or "Notepad" from the list of available programs. Alternatively, you can choose any text editor you have installed on your computer.
    3. The .SHS file will open in the selected text editor, allowing you to view its contents.

    Note: .SHS files are Shell Scrap Object files created by Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel when you drag and drop selected text or data from these applications onto the desktop or a folder. These files primarily store a reference to the original source file, so opening them directly may not provide much useful information.

  • Are there any security concerns or risks associated with using .SHS formats?

    Yes, there are security concerns and risks associated with using .SHS (Shell Scrap Object) formats.

    1. Malicious code execution: .SHS files can contain embedded executable code, which can be used to execute malicious scripts or launch malware on a user's system. This can lead to unauthorized access, data theft, or system compromise.
    2. Social engineering attacks: Attackers can use .SHS files to trick users into executing them by disguising them as harmless documents or files. This can be done through phishing emails or malicious websites, leading to the execution of malicious code.
    3. Anti-virus evasion: Some malware authors use .SHS files to bypass antivirus detection. By embedding malicious code within .SHS files, they can evade traditional signature-based detection and exploit vulnerabilities in software or operating systems.
    4. File extension spoofing: Attackers may rename .SHS files with a different file extension to deceive users into thinking they are harmless files. This can trick users into opening the file, executing the embedded code, and compromising their system.

    To mitigate these risks, it is recommended to exercise caution when opening or executing .SHS files from untrusted sources. Keeping antivirus software up to date, avoiding unknown or suspicious file attachments, and practicing safe browsing habits can help protect against these security concerns.

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