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SHD file format description

SHD file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with SHD files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the SHD file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing SHD files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Windows Shadow Header

The SHD data file serves as 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/

Application:-
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Windows Shadow Header related extensions

  • lvix Lightworks Index File
  • tax TaxExpert Database
  • glf GameExchange2 Light Data
  • cro AquaCrop Crop Data

#2 PTC Creo Shade Display Data

The SHD file is categorized under Data. It is associated with PTC Creo, serving as 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. Visit the website of PTC Creo for a detailed description of the SHD format.

Application:PTC Creo
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

PTC Creo Shade Display Data related extensions

  • ptt Microsoft MapPoint Template
  • frqx PLINK Genotype Count Report
  • pap Corel Painter Paper Texture
  • ssp SAS Transport Data

#3 ArcInfo Shadeset Symbol Data

The SHD file is categorized under GIS. It is associated with ESRI ArcInfo, serving as an ArcInfo Shadeset Symbol Data. ArcInfo is a complete and extensible geographic information system. Visit the website of ESRI ArcInfo for a detailed description of the SHD format.

Application:ESRI ArcInfo
Category:GIS files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

ArcInfo Shadeset Symbol Data related extensions

  • shz ArcView Zipped Shapefile
  • fndr XMap for Mac Data
  • atx ArcGIS Attribute Index
  • agb NAVFone Data

#4 Constructor Shadow Data

The SHD file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with Constructor, serving as a Constructor Shadow Data. Constructor is a 1997 video game released originally for MS-DOS. Visit the website of Constructor for a detailed description of the SHD format.

Application:Constructor
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
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Constructor Shadow Data related extensions

  • cel Constructor Animation Data
  • epb Constructor Video Data
  • fil Constructor Game Data
  • spr Constructor Sprite Data

Did someone accidentally misspell the SHD filename?

The SHD filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to SHD:

Windows can't open your SHD file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this SHD file.

To set the SHD file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set SHD file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle SHD files with care

Exercise caution when handling SHD files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar SHD files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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