File Extension UUE

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    UUEncoded Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a UUE file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a UUE file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your UUE file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The extension UUE refers to files that are encoded using the Unix-to-Unix method. With this method, binary data, eg programs or pictures can be transmitted by means of an ASCII-coded text. Thus, data can be transmitted via e-mail, even if the programs do not support transmission of binary data.

Today, UUE is largely superseded by the more flexible MIME, as MIME is better supported and easier to handle. Uue encoded files are still widely used in Usenet.

Some packagers can open and decode UUE encoded files.

Programs which can open a UUE file

How to open a UUE file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the UUE file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a UUE file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support UUE files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a UUE file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all UUE files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with UUE there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the UUE file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the UUE file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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