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:
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.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open TMP files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with TMP extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
Problems with accessing TMP may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Temporary Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with TMP files.
Problems with opening and working with TMP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with TMP files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Word or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Windows, Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Word website and download the installer.
You still cannot access TMP files although Microsoft Word is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Microsoft Word installed, it may not support TMP format. The latest version of Microsoft Word should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of Microsoft Word installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage TMP on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper TMP file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the TMP file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. TMP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the TMP file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with TMP extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Temporary Format file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with TMP extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Temporary Format file. It may be the case that the TMP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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