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SHN file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.shn - Shorten Compressed Audio

The SHN audio files are related to Shorten. The SHN file is a Shorten Compressed Audio. Shorten (SHN) is a file format optimized for compressing audio data. It is a form of data compression of files and is used to losslessly compress CD-quality audio files.

Audio files
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Shorten Compressed Audio related extensions:
Sony Playstation Wave Bank Header
Sony Playstation Compressed Audio
Yamaha MOX6 All Audio Data
Yamaha MOX6 Editor Audio
Yamaha MO8 Internal User Memory Data
Yamaha MO8 User Pattern Data

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

Can't open a .shn 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 .shn file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

chn, hsn, sbn, sgn, sh, shb, shg, shh, shm, smn, sn, snn, stn, sun, syn

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Slax Livecd Signature File
Genuine Fractals Image STN
ArcView Geocoding Standardization
Windows Shell Scrap Object
Adobe Photoshop Shadow and Highlight Data
Synergy On Air Audio

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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