SHD file format description

Many people share .shd files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .shd file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .shd files.

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.shd - Windows Shadow Header

The 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/

Data files
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Windows Shadow Header related extensions:
BSL Surface Plot Data
E-Sword v9 Topic Note
z-Tree Treatment Data
IBM Forms Logger File
Superbase Labels Data
Making the Grade Data

.shd - PTC Creo Shade Display Data

The SHD data files are related to PTC Creo. The SHD file is a PTC Creo Shade Display Data. Creo is a family or suite of design software supporting product design for discrete manufacturers and is developed by PTC.

PTC Creo
Data files
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PTC Creo Shade Display Data related extensions:
Gradekeeper Class Gradebook
Microsoft MapPoint Template
PLINK Genotype Count Report
Molecular Modeling Database
Corel Painter Paper Texture
SAS Transport Data

.shd - ArcInfo Shadeset Symbol Data

The SHD gis files are related to ESRI ArcInfo. The SHD file is an ArcInfo Shadeset Symbol Data. ArcInfo is a complete and extensible geographic information system.

ESRI ArcInfo
GIS files
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ArcInfo Shadeset Symbol Data related extensions:
ArcInfo Markerset Symbol Data
Applanix Exterior Orientation Data
DeLorme Street Atlas 8 Map Data
Trimble Outdoors Navigator Map Bundle Data
ArcGIS Service Definition Data
WebALP Camera 3D Trajectory Data

.shd - Constructor Shadow Data

The SHD game data files are related to Constructor. The SHD file is a Constructor Shadow Data. Constructor is a 1997 video game released originally for MS-DOS.

Game Data files
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Constructor Shadow Data related extensions:
Constructor Animation Data
Constructor Video Data
Constructor Game Data
Constructor Sprite Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .shd file extension. Even harmful programs can create .shd files. Be especially cautious with .shd files coming from an unknown source!

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 can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

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:

chd, ehd, hd, hsd, qhd, sbd, sd, sdh, sgd, sh, shc, she, shf, shr, shs

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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StarOffice Drawing Template
MDL Molfile Data
GeneSnap Image

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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