.SHN File Extension

File Type:
Shorten Compressed Audio File

Having trouble opening .shn extension? Don't panic! This page explains what shn files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open shn files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a SHN file?

Shn file extension has Shorten Compressed Audio file type, developed by Shorten, which is associated with the "audio files" category.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

shn file icon
File Type:
Shorten Compressed Audio File
Audio Files

How to open SHN file?

Double click the shn file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .shn extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the shn extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the shn file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open SHN files

  • Windows Windows
    • Trader's Little Helper Trader's Little Helper
    • Nullsoft Winamp with SnhAmp plugin Nullsoft Winamp with SnhAmp plugin
    • foobar2000 with foo_shn plugin foobar2000 with foo_shn plugin
    • Microsoft Windows Media Player with SHN DirectShow Filter Microsoft Windows Media Player with SHN DirectShow Filter
  • MacOS MacOS
    • X Lossless Decoder X Lossless Decoder
    • Cog Cog
    • MacAmp Lite X MacAmp Lite X
  • Linux Linux
    • XMMS with xmms-shn plugin XMMS with xmms-shn plugin

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the shn file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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