Decoding MIME and UUencode.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Alasdair Baxter, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. I received an attachment to an email which begins

    Content-Type: application/octet-stream; name=""
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
    Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=""

    but it consists of a load of nonsense text like this


    Is there a way by which I can copy and paste this large piece of nonsense
    text into notepad and then decode it? Anyone know of a decoding program?
    Alasdair Baxter, Sep 19, 2005
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  2. Alasdair Baxter

    old jon Guest

    Looks loke a zipped up file by the title. Perhaps unzip with Winzip or
    old jon, Sep 19, 2005
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  3. Alasdair Baxter

    why? Guest

    Not it is not, why is it always the same comment?

    The message info says - Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 , which is
    just a bit different from UUencode.

    The MIME type/subtype is this line
    Content-Type: application/octet-stream
    Depending on OS, assuming Windows.

    Yes, it's been mentioned before
    and WinZIP

    ripped from a previous post.
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    Encode - Translates binary files into a format suitable for Internet
    Email attachments. Encode supports UUENCODE, Base64(Mime), BinHex(Mac),
    Quoted-Printable, & XXENCODE formats. [Screen shots]

    Decode - The reverse function to Encode, Decode is used to convert
    e-mail attachments back to their original form. The Decode function
    automatically detects UUENCODE, Base64(Mime), BinHex(Mac), XXENCODE,
    Quoted-Printable, 7 bit unencoded, & plain text. [Screen shots]

    There is also the freeware
    Decode Shell Extension supports multiple attachments, multi-part files
    (already concatenated), Base64(MIME), yEnc, BinHex (Mac format),
    quoted-printable, plain text, XXENCODED, and User (table) encoded files.
    Support for yEnc is new to version 4.6.

    I've never used it for binhex/yenc, it's been a while since I last used
    it and it worked fine.

    why?, Sep 19, 2005
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    Re: Decoding MIME Files

    I have a folder that I saved many files in it. Today, I added a word document and alas, when I re-opened my computer, the folder became a MIME File. May I know if I can recover the files in that folder? It is urgent the the recent document is important.
    deltadel, Aug 14, 2011
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