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.UU File Extension

File TypeUuencoded File

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CategoryEncoded Files

What is a UU file?

File created by uuencode, a Unix program used for converting binary data to text; contains the textual encoding of an original binary file; often used to email a binary file in a text format so that the file does not become corrupted.

More Information

"UU," which stands for "Unix to Unix encoding," is most commonly used to transfer files on Unix-based systems. UU files are more often seen with a .UUE extension.

UU files can be decoded back into the original binary file using uudecode.

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Programs that open UU files

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Updated 9/18/2015

About UU Files

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