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

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .uue extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .uue file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .UUE file?

The file extension .UUE comes 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 .uue file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .UUE file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .UUE file on various operating systems.

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

The .uue file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Corel WinZip software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Corel WinZip and Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .UUE file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Corel WinZip software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .UUE file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .uue file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Apple Archive Utility software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .UUE 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .UUE file?

If you cannot open the .UUE file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .UUE file.uvf – Uncertain Value Format, .uvm – Alien Green, .uvw – UVW Coordinates File, .uvx – Epic Games, .uw – Unsigned Word Audio 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 .UUE file with the Corel WinZip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe programs on Windows and Apple Archive Utility program on Mac.