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What is shscrap.dll?

Part of Shell scrap object handler by Microsoft

What is it?

A scrap is a file that is created when you drag part of a document to the desktop. In Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, you can drag and drop selected document text, drawing objects, and graphics to the Windows desktop. A desktop icon is created for the scrap file, along with a file located in the Windows\Desktop subfolder with an .shs extension. This file is a native program document that contains the information that was selected and dragged onto the Windows desktop. If you select and delete
Description of shscrap.dll from Microsoft
The Shell Data Object document discussed the general approach that is used to transfer Shell data with drag-and-drop or the Clipboard. However, to implement Shell data transfer in your application, you must also understand how to apply these general principles and techniques to the variety of ways that Shell data can be transferred.
(shscrap.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is shscrap.dll loaded?

Data handler - shscrap.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of DocShortcut. When a file is copied to the clipboard or dragged and dropped, the Windows Explorer shell creates a data object that supports a variety of standard clipboard formats. For files that are of a specific file type, some programs can extend the available clipboard formats by implementing and registering a data handler.
Approved shell extension - shscrap.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {56117100-C0CD-101B-81E2-00AA004AE837} with and identifier of Shell Scrap DataHandler. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the shscrap.dll file.Of the 0.3% of shscrap.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Shell scrap object handler?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: shscrap.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Shell scrap object handler
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)
Product version: 5.1.2600.5512
Size: 34.5 KB
Original file name: SHSCRAP.DLL
Windows file protection: Yes

Data handler details

Name: ShellScrap

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {56117100-C0CD-101B-81E2-00AA004AE837}
Command: Shell Scrap DataHandler

Image hashes

MD5: 41e33ef6fb4f569617c7e1b26ec25efa
SHA-1: ca39ee5e77e6f7379550135a8054eedf910438af

PE image details

File entropy: 5.72865
File packed: No
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