Wincode is a easy to use freeware utility which UUEncodes and UUDecodes files.
It's available at:
We regret to announce that the former Help and Support from Snappy Software,
developers of Wincode, has been discontinued.
The company called Snappy Software that developed Wincode actually seems to have disappeared. Their former ISP, global2000.net, does not respond to our inquiries.
Another, different software company called 'Snappy Software' now exists.
The Good News...
Most email software now handles encoding and decoding functions automatically
so, unless you have a special purpose, you probably won't find it necessary
to use Wincode.
Also... there were newer, bulkier and buggier versions
released after version 2.6.1 (above). The version above is the version
we believe is the trimmest and most 'bugless'. (Thanks to those of you
who have written and offered the newser versions, but we've decided to
just try to keep v2.6.1 available for those that want it.)
The information on this page is all the info we have to offer.
Using Wincode to Decode UUEncoded Email File Attachments:
The file will arrive inside the body of an email message (and look like gibberish).
Sometimes a file will arrive as a series of email messages.
- Open the first email message.
- Copy and Paste the entire contents of the message into a new
Windows Write file (or any text editor which allows large amounts of
text). Note: Windows Notepad will not permit the number of characters
necessary for many UUEncoded files.
"Don't Panic", Wincode is
designed to ignore header information and it's generally more reliable
if you paste everything in the message.) If you received the file as a
series of messages, open
them one at a time and Copy and Paste each of them, in
their entirety, one just below the other into one Windows
Write file. If you received the file in the body of
just one long message, it may be necessary to Copy and Paste a portion of
the contents at a time - depending on the amount of text the
Windows Clipboard will hold at one time.
- Save the file with whatever name you care to give it, but
with a ".UUE" extension. In the "Save File As Type" dialog
box (at the bottom of the Save Menu), choose "Text Files .TXT".
- Open Wincode and click on the File Menu
- Select "Decode". A dialog box will be presented which
displays your entire directory structure.
- Select the file you just created with the .UUE extension and
Your file will automatically be decoded, renamed with it's
appropriate filename. (If it's a .zip file, you can now
unzip it and install it wherever you like.