.SHC File Extension

Adobe Photoshop Contours File

Developer Adobe Systems
4.3  |  4 Votes

What is an SHC file?

Settings file used by Adobe Photoshop, a professional graphics editing program; contains a library of contours, which shape the appearance of an effect when creating custom layer styles; used for saving and loading contours, which are made available in the Layer Style dialog from the Layer → Layer Style menu options.

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FreeCommander Custom Shortcuts File

Developer Marek Jasinski
1.0  |  1 Vote

FreeCommander.shc is a list of custom shortcuts created and used by FreeCommander, a Windows file manager. It contains a list of actions that can be performed in FreeCommander, paired with a list of shortcuts mapped to those actions. FreeCommander.shc is a plain text file, which you can open and edit in any text editor.

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Screenshot of a .shc file in Microsoft Notepad
SHC file open in Microsoft Notepad

FreeCommander is a Windows File Explorer alternative that allows users to explore, manage, and view files. The program comes with a set of default keyboard shortcuts that allow users to quickly perform common actions, such as comparing, copying, and deleting files.

If a user wants to edit the shortcuts FreeCommander uses, they can do so by selecting Tools → Define keyboard shortcuts ... from the program's menu bar. This opens FreeCommander's Define keyboard shortcuts window. After a user assigns a new shortcut to a function and clicks AssignOK, FreeCommander creates the FreeCommander.shc file. This file contains a list of all the user's custom FreeCommander shortcuts.

How to open an SHC file

While you can open and edit FreeCommander.shc in any text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad (Windows) or Apple TextEdit (Mac), the best way to edit your FreeCommander shortcuts is using the program's Define keyboard shortcuts window. This will load any custom shortcuts saved in your SHC file and allow you to edit them.

Programs that open or reference SHC files

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