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UUencoding a File using WinZip

WinZip® UUencodes Zip files (.zip or .zipx) for mailing, so you must choose and open an existing Zip file to encode or create a new one.

  • If the file is already archived as a Zip file, open the Zip file in WinZip using your favorite method.
  • If the file(s) you wish to send are not already archived, use WinZip to create a Zip file, and leave the program open for the next step.
  • If you are using the WinZip Ribbon interface, click the Tools tab and then UUEncoded File.
  • If you are using the Legacy Toolbar, click the Actions menu item, and choose UUencode.

A UUencoded file has been created from your Zip file. For example, you will find a TESTFILE.UUE file in the same folder along with your original TESTFILE.ZIP.


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