What is a .SHN File And How To Open It – Shorten (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .shn extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .shn file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .SHN file?

The .SHN file extension is from Shorten Compressed Audio File. The creator of this file extension is Shorten. This audio related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .shn file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .SHN file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .SHN file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SHN file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .shn file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the NCH WavePad software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SHN file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the NCH WavePad software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SHN file on Mac

To open the .shn file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the X Lossless Decoder, Cog and NCH WavePad software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SHN file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the X Lossless Decoder software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .SHN file?

If you are still unable to open the .SHN file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SHN file.shortcut – Fanix Software, .show – Hancom, .shp – Shapes File, .shp – ESRI, .shpa – Bungie Studios. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SHN file with the NCH WavePad program on Windows and X Lossless Decoder, Cog, NCH WavePad programs on Mac.