The SHD file extension is related to the Microsoft Windows operating system. The *.shd file stores shadow spooler.

There are 2 other file types using
the SHD file extension!

shd file icon.shd - ArcView shadeset symbol file

shd file icon.shd - Constructor shadow file

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SHD file extension - Microsoft Windows shadow spooler file

What is shd file? How to open shd files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

shd file icon: shd filetype icon

The SHD file extension is used for the Microsoft Windows shadow spooler files. The print job’s spooled data is contained in a spool file. The shadow file includes some additional information used by the spooler, like job settings.

For each print job there are two spool files generated by the Windows® NT/2000 spooler. One file with the .SHD extension for job settings, and one with the .SPL extension for the drawing commands.

The default software associated to shd file type:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp.. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

Help how to open SHD files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension SHD:

As far as we know, this .shd file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .shd file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open shd file, edit shd file, convert shd file, view shd file, play shd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others shd file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with shd file - Microsoft Windows shadow spooler file

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses shd file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

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