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File TypeUuencoded File

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CategoryEncoded Files


This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is an UUE file?

A UUE file is a file encoded with uuencode, a Unix program that converts binary files to a text format. The file stores the encoded textual representation of a binary file and must first be decoded to open the original file. It is commonly used for emailing documents so the file does not become corrupted.

More Information

"UUE" stands for "Unix to Unix Encoding." It is most often used to transfer files between Unix-based systems. UUE files can be decoded to the original binary file with uudecode, or another UUE decoding utility.

NOTE: UUE files can be decoded with a Web browser using the Web Utils Online UUEncoder UUDecoder Tool website.

Programs that open UUE files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Corel WinZip 20
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Mac OS X LogoMac
Apple Archive Utility
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Linux LogoLinux
Updated 3/23/2016