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Details of extension .uu

0 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .uu file?
  • Which program can create the .uu file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .uu format?
  • What can convert .uu files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .uu extension?
Uuencoded Data .uue file icon

Uuencoded Data

UUE file is an Uuencoded data. Including uuencoded data within text messages was a way to trasmit binary data via email before MIME was developed. The inclusion of uuencoded data is deprecated within email, but is still common in the USENET (alt.binaries) newsgroups.
Category: Data files
Application: UUDeview
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-uuencoded
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
enc, uu
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Other types of files may also use the .uu file extension. If you have helpful information about .uu extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

JU Source Code
QT User Interface File

The .uu filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ju (6), ui (2)

Can't open a .uu file?

If you want to open a .uu file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .uu association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.uu

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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