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.shr File Extension

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File type: Unix Shell Archive File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .shr. Files with the file extension .shr can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .shr files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .shr file?

The UNIX shar program is a file archiver that creates self-extracting archives called the SHR files. SHR files run on a UNIX Operating System and they contain shell scripts with content extraction instructions. SHR actually stands for Shell Archive and it is similar to SHAR files in terms of being used by the same file archiver. The scripts that contain the SHR files give the users’ information about the proper decompression of the files in the archive as well as they also contain instructions on completing the embedding process taking place in the archive. SHR files are self-extracting files which mean they can decompress itself especially in operating systems such as UNIX and MAC without installing certain software, but they could also work in Windows operating systems as long as the appropriate software is installed. When it comes to sending files, SHR archives are ideal as they help in making this process quick and easy.

how to open a .shr file?

Launch a .shr file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .shr file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .shr files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .shr file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .shr file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .shr file association errors

applications that open a .shr file

ZipZag

ZipZag

ZipZag is an archiver created by Xtreme Soft that supports a wide range of file formats. It can handle over 180 extensions such as those that run on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It also supports self-extracting compressors like 7-Zip, Rar, Ace, and Zip. Besides the archive function, ZipZag has added features such as extracting, deleting, batch extracting or adding, repair, and virus scanning of files. It has a Merge Archives feature for consolidating smaller batches of compressed files. It can also split huge data for easier storage or delivery via email and then restore them back to their original form. Data from the ZipZag archive can be viewed by dragging and dropping to extract them to folders. It also comes with a built-in viewer that supports HTML, XML, DOC, JPG, and XLS among others. It runs on PCs with operating system of Windows 95, 98, 2000, or XP.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .shr files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .shr. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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