UUE File Extension

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Uuencoded Format

What is UUE file?

Full format name of files that use UUE extension is Uuencoded Format. UUE files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. UUE file format, along with 206 other file formats, belongs to the Encoded Files category. Users are advised to use WinZip software for managing UUE files, although 5 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of WinZip Computing, S.L. developer not only will you find detailed information about theWinZip software, but also about UUE and other supported file formats.

Programs which support UUE file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with UUE files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with UUE extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support UUE file

How to open file with UUE extension?

Problems with accessing UUE may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with UUE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with UUE files.

Step 1. Download and install WinZip

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports UUE files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing WinZip or different compatible program, such as ALZip, Apple Archive Utility, WinRAR. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading WinZip installed is by going to developer’s website (WinZip Computing, S.L.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of WinZip

You still cannot access UUE files although WinZip is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why UUE files are not compatible with WinZip. The most recent version of WinZip is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Uuencoded Format files with WinZip

After installing WinZip (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open UUE files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the UUE file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where WinZip is installed, check the Always use this app to open UUE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with UUE extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select WinZip and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with UUE extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the UUE for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the UUE file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The UUE may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the UUE is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. UUE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the UUE file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic UUE file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with UUE extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Uuencoded Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run WinZip

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with UUE extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Uuencoded Format files. It may be the case that the UUE files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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