Files with uue file extension can be usually encountered as various ASCII based attachments, especially on UNIX platform.

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UUE file extension - UUEncoded data

What is uue file? How to open uue files?

The uue file extension seems to be mainly used for encoded ASCII files for binary attachments.

Uuencoding is a form of binary-to-text encoding that originated in the Unix program uuencode, for encoding binary data for transmission over the uucp mail system.

The name uuencoding is derived from "Unix-to-Unix encoding". Since uucp converted characters between various computers' character sets, uuencode was used to convert the data to fairly common characters that were unlikely to be "translated" and thereby destroy the file. The program uudecode reverses the effect of uuencode, recreating the original binary file exactly.

uuencode/decode became popular for sending binary files by e-mail and posting to usenet newsgroups, etc. It has now been largely replaced by MIME and yEnc. With MIME, files that might have been uuencoded are transferred with base64 encoding.

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The default software associated to open uue file:

WinZip icon

WinZip Computing, S.L. logoWinZip  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
WinZip Computing, S.L.

A very popular shareware archiver for Microsoft Windows. The first release of WinZip was in 1991. WinZip supports ZIP, ARJ, ARC, LHA, BZ2 and RAR archive formats. ZIP archives can be encrypted by the 128- and 256-bit key AES encryption.

The developer of WinZip was acquired by Corel in 2006 and first version for Mac appeared in 2010.

WinRAR icon

win.rar GmbH logoWinRAR  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
win.rar GmbH

A file compression and archive utility. Along with WinZip and 7-Zip is one of the most common compression programs for Windows. Its native format is as the name implies RAR and uses rar file extension.

WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.

WinRAR is also able to unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z archives. It consistently makes smaller archives than the competition, saving disk space and transmission costs. WinRAR offers a graphic interactive interface utilizing mouse and menus as well as the command line interface.

Help how to open:

You can for example use WinZip or WinRAR to open *.uue files.

How to convert:

You can repack *.uue files to another archive format with any of supported archivers that can work with UUE format.

Find converter to uue file type:

zip to uue

List of software applications associated to the .uue file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open uue file, edit uue file, convert uue file, view uue file, play uue file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting uue files.

Software that open uue file - UUEncoded data

Programs supporting the exension uue on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open uue file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with uue file by default:
WinZip small icon WinZip
WinRAR small icon WinRAR
Other suggested software:
ALZip small icon ALZip
ZipZag small icon ZipZag

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