File Extension SHN

.SHN File

File extension: SHN
File type: Audio Compression File


Notes about the SHN file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The SHN file type is primarily associated with 'Shorten' by SoftSound Limited. Shorten (aka SHN) is a file format used to losslessly compress CD-quality audio files (44.1 kHz 16-bit stereo WAV).

Detailed information for file extension SHN:


Primary association: Shorten
Company: SoftSound Limited
Identifying characters Hex: 61 6A 6B 67 02 FB , ASCII: ajkg
Related links: Additional, SHN and MD5 FAQ, ShnAmp WinAmp Plug-in, Shorten Information
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .SHN

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: foobar2000.shn
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Audio\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe %1

ProgramID: shnfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\NCH Swift Sound\WavePad\wavepad.exe %L

ProgramID: MediaCenter.11.File
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\MC11.exe /Play

ProgramID: foobar2000.shn
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe

ProgramID: MediaCenter.11.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: mplayerc.shn
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ringz Studio\Storm Codec\mplayerc.exe


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