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.UUE File Extension

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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.


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

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"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.

Program(s) 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 4/29/2010