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Need Information on .shs files

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  1. mattness

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    Hi, I am wanting to hear from someone who knows something about .shs files. All I have been able to find, doing google searches is that they are called "Shell Scrap Files" and they are often used in viruses, and to avoid them. I would like to know what they are/were legitimately used for and how to open them, find out what info they contain. Reason being, I work for a museum multimedia design company. One of our clients had an old light and sound show that my company did a long time ago (before my time) who's computer was fried by a lightning strike. We found our archive of the files for this program, and it looks like one of the important files is a .shs file. It is named after the project that we we did, so I am pretty sure it is not a virus. No one here currently knows what the file is, and how to open it. Any more info about Shell Scrap Files would be helpfull.

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    -Matt
     
  2. Dennis L

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    Microsoft Help and Support ... WD: What Is a Scrap (.shs) File?
     
  3. mattness

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    Hmmm.... This helps some. If I drag the file into a word document I suddenly see a zip file. If I double click on that zip file within the word document though, it tells me that the "server application, source file, or item could not be found". I can't seem to find a way to save that file out of the word document as a zip to open it in the finder. I now suspecting that this was an improperly archived file, where they just archived the alias rather than the zip. Is it possible that the actuall zip is imbedded somehow in this document? Is there a way to save it as a zip file out of word?
     
  4. Dennis L

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    That is my take on the problem. Possible you have the source, but in a different archive file.
     
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