.SHD File Extension

Windows Print Job Shadow File

Developer Microsoft
3.6  |  11 Votes

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\​.

Open over 400 file formats with File Viewer Plus.Free Download

Programs that open or reference SHD files


Verified by FileInfo.com

The FileInfo.com team has independently researched the Windows Print Job Shadow file format and Windows apps listed on this page. Our goal is 100% accuracy and we only publish information about file types that we have verified.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.