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.SHD File Extension

File TypeWindows Print Job Shadow File

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CategorySystem Files

What is an SHD file?

File created by Windows when a user submits a print job; stores header information for a print job, but does not store the actual spooled document data; allows the print job settings to be "shadowed" so that the job can be resubmitted again if there is an interruption.

More Information

SHD files are created alongside .SPL files, which contain the spooled print data. Both SHD and SPL files are written to the following directory when a print job is submitted: C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS\.

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Programs that open SHD files

Updated 4/5/2011

About SHD Files

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