TMP File Extension

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Temporary Format
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What is TMP file?

Files with the TMP extension contain different types of data stored temporarily. It is a general extension – such files may occur both in text or binary form. There is no specified data structure regarding such files.

TMP files are created by different programs and stored usually in the tmp or TEMP folder, for example while:

  • Downloading data from the Internet,
  • Saving backup copies of files,
  • Operating on large data files, which exceed the assigned internal memory.

Additional information about TMP files

According to its premises, the “temporary” files are usually stored for a specific time period in which some given action is performed, after which they should be automatically deleted. They may contain key data for functioning a program, or its elements, in a given point in time, therefore, if origin of such file is unknown, they should not be deleted manually. In the Unix series systems, TMP files are usually used for communication between processes.

Programs that support TMP file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the TMP file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the TMP file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the TMP file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the TMP file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the TMP file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the TMP file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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