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Details of the .shd file extension

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

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

.shd file extension details

Windows Shadow Header

Windows Shadow Header .shd file icon
SHD file is a Windows Shadow Header. When you print to the Generic/Text Only printer, the print job is spooled to the Windows/SPOOL/PRINTERS subdirectory as an editable temporary file with an .SPL extension. A header file with an .SHD extension is also created. An .SHD file is a "shadow" file that contains all the information the spooler needs to resubmit a print job in the event that your computer restarts before the print job is finished. /Windows 95/
Category: Data files
Application: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
SHD aliases:
SHD related links:
SHD related extensions:
Encapsulated PostScript Image

Printer Command Language Document

Printer Text File


Advanced Function Presentation Document

Windows Spool Data

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

.shd file extension error

The .shd file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

shx, std, whd, snd, sgd, shs, sh, shw, she, shf, shv, sd, ehd, shc, sud

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

ArcView Shape Index
WinUAEX WHDLoad Settings
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Shell Scrap File
GeneSnap Image
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Corel Presentations Document
Medusa CAD Sheet Data
PGP Share Data
open .shd file

Can't open a .shd 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:

Windows cannot open this file:


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 .shd file association, check the FAQ.

.shd 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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