There are 6 other file types using
the TMP file extension!

tmp icon.tmp - Nero WaveEditor peak file

empty icon.tmp - AZZ Cardfile text data file

empty icon.tmp - Imail Server web messaging file

empty icon.tmp - Norton AntiVirus backed up file

empty icon.tmp - SafeDisc file format

empty icon.tmp - SWAT temperature input file

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TMP file extension - Temporary file

What is tmp file? How to open tmp files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

Email attachment blocked file type icon Email attachment blocked file type

tmp file icon: tmp filetype icon

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:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

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.

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How to change default Windows temp folder

Help how to open TMP files:

A *.tmp file is usually created by software applications for internal purposes and can't be opened directly.

How to convert file with extension TMP:

As far as we know, this .tmp file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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'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.).

Microsoft Windows:

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