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SHAPE file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .shape file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .shape file?
  • What program do I need to open a .shape file?
  • How can the .shape file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .shape files to another format?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .shape?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .shape extension?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.shape file extension details

Dia Shape File

Dia Shape File .shape file icon
SHAPE file is a Dia Shape File. Dia is a free and open source general-purpose diagramming software.
SHAPE format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: Dia
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
SHAPE aliases:
SHAPE related links:
SHAPE related extensions:
Dia Sheet Data

Other types of files may also use the .shape file extension.

open .shape file

Can't open a .shape file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

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To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .shape file association, check the FAQ.

.shape file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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