Files with shs extension can be used for Clipboard files in Windows 95, 98, NT and ME. Every time you pressed Ctrl + C to copy something, it would be saved in Windows clipboard - a file with shs file extension

There is one other file type using
the SHS file extension!

shs icon.shs - Microsoft Windows Shell Scrap Object [common]

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Software that open shs file

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SHS file extension - Microsoft Windows 95/98 clipboard data

What is shs file? How to open shs files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

shs file icon: shs filetype icon

File extension shs is associated with Microsoft Windows Clipboard service.

A clipboard is the location in a computer operating system such as Microsoft Windows that stores information that has been cut or copied from a document or other location. The clipboard will hold this information until it has been overwritten by new information. For example, the user may copy information from a word processor and paste that information into an e-mail message.

Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, and ME come installed with a clipboard viewer that can be run by clicking Start  Programs  System Tools and clicking Clipboard Viewer. The clipboard viewer is also executable through the clipbrd.exe file in the Windows directory.

For newer Windows version its described as Microsoft Windows Shell Scrap Object file.

This shs file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: October 11, 2021

The default software associated to open shs file:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

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.

Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows Millennium Edition  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition was the last Microsoft operating system with MS-DOS collaboration. However the DOS Real Mode is not supported and many older DOS applications are not working on Windows ME. Windows GUI is similar to Windows 2000. Windows Me includes Movie Maker, Windows Media Player 7, Internet Explorer 5.5, system restore functions, system protection, Windows Update etc.

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows NT 4.0  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 is popular business oriented operating system released in 1996. It is full 32-bit operating system based on NT core. Windows NT is designed to work on multi-processor computers. The graphical environment is similar to Microsoft Windows 95. Windows NT 4.0 were distributed in two editions: for workstations and servers. In 2000 Windows NT was replaced by the Microsoft Windows 2000.

Help how to open:

You can paste the information, that is stored in the memory in to some other application.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert the .shs file (Microsoft Windows 95/98 clipboard) in to another file format.

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

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open shs file, edit shs file, convert shs file, view shs file, play shs file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with shs file - Microsoft Windows 95/98 clipboard data

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses shs 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:

Main software associated with shs file by default:
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition small icon Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 small icon Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

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