.uud

File Type Generic IconUUDecoded File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

A UUD file is a decoded .UUE file that was previously encoded with UUEncoding. It is most likely from a Unix-based system, which encoded the file using the uuencode program.

Uuencoding uses binary-to-text encoding, which coverts a binary file into a text file. It is primarily used to maintain a data file's integrity when transferred via e-mail.

IMPORTANT: The ".uud" extension may need to be removed or changed back to the file's original extension in for the file to open.

Open With
Windows

IconUUDeview

Unix

IconOpen with the original program

IconEncode with uue

IconDecode with uud

Updated June 13, 2009
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