TMP file extension - Temporary file
What is tmp file? How to open tmp files?
The tmp file extension is generally used for temporary files. Temporary files are usually generated by various software for two reasons: a backup file or a cache.
In the case of cache files these can be generated automatically by programs that run out of memory space to allocate for tasks.
Temporary files should be deleted by the program that generated them.
However sometimes (due to a software crash or poor software design) the tmp files aren't removed and potentially can take up a substantial amount of room on your hard-drive. In most cases it's safe to delete them.
The default software associated to tmp file type:
Company or developer:
Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp.. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .tmp file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open tmp file, edit tmp file, convert tmp file, view tmp file, play tmp file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
- Others tmp file
Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with tmp file - Temporary file
Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses tmp file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).