File Extension TMP

File type: Temporary File

About the TMP file type:

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These are temporary files that are usually created automatically by various software applications under the windows operating system during various processes such as during installations, during reading archives, or during creating backups or cache files. These files are sometimes even created as invisible or hidden files and are automatically deleted by the software applications that use them when the application is terminated. These files are also called as temp files.


Detailed information for file extension TMP


Category: Data File
File format: Open Standard
Open with Windows: Various other programs, Web Browser, Microsoft Word
Open with Linux:
These TMP files or temporary files are created by several applications for various purposes to do various tasks. Generally temporary files serve a good place for storing temporary information which is required only at the moment but not at a later time so such temporary files can come in handy at such times. The data within these files can be made use of when it is required; and when the work is complete the temporary file can be removed from the file system. Such temporary files also come in handy if in any circumstances the process that was being carried out crashes, it can then resume from the point where it had crashed earlier by using the information on the temporary file.