What is a .UU File And How To Open It (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .uu extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .uu file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .UU file?

The file extension .UU is from Uuencoded File.The format of this file is text, and it is a encoded file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .uu file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .UU file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .UU file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .UU file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .uu file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Corel WinZip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Corel WinZip and Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .UU file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Corel WinZip software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .UU file on Mac

The .uu file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple Archive Utility software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .UU file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple Archive Utility software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .UU file?

If you cannot open the .UU file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .UU file.uud – UUDecoded File, .uue – Uuencoded File, .uvf – Uncertain Value Format, .uvm – Alien Green, .uvw – UVW Coordinates File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .UU file with the Corel WinZip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe programs on Windows and Apple Archive Utility program on Mac.