File type: Temporary Data
What is a tmp file
These are the temporary files with data. Many programs create them. It occurs under the windows operating system during various processes:
- During installations.
- Reading archives.
- Creating backups.
- The cache files.
These are sometimes invisible or hidden files. The software applications that use them delete them when the app is terminated. Another name for these files is temp.
Tmp stands for temporary. This means that the tag of the temporary files is the .tmp extension.
Tmp files are the responsible for storing short-term information and this is the case if an application or the operating system is unable to spare any extra space for every one of its tasks.
The computer creates Tmp files extension to store or hold the data on your system when using any of the software application on your PC.
The data contains information related to the particular activity you are carrying out on that computer or application.
Several computer programs create the temporary file. With the help of the .tmp, there is assurance that the data related to the software you are running will not be lost. At least until you are through with what you are doing with that software application. After that, it is deleted.
.tmp file extension is categorized as a backup. In that, it is used in backing up the data related to the software application you are currently working with.
This type is also called a cache file and it opens automatically once you open the particular software application that you want to work with.
The .tmp can either be visible or created by your computer as an invisible file. If you like, you can also call it “temp files.”
Usually, the .tmp contains raw data that can be used as an intermediary step when you are converting the contents from one form to another.
Types of temp
Two types of files make use of the .tmp extension. These are:
- Temp file.
- Finale temporary file.
The two of them are backup. The second one is created by Finale, which is a popular music notation program made for vocals, instruments and so on. It contains all the backup data for the particular document that you are working on, just like the first one.
The Finale temporary File is also opened once the particular software application you are working on is open.
As expected, it gets automatically deleted once you choose that software application. While the Temporary File can be opened manually, The Finale Temporary File cannot be opened manually.
Also, the Finale Temporary File cannot be created manually. While there is a strong likelihood that the Temporary File will be opened automatically once you open the software application, there is no such assurance with the Finale Temporary File. In fact, you may never encounter the Finale temporary File at all for any reason.
Operating systems and temporary files
Operating systems and applications are wont to generate temporary files that are session-specific.
This means that the files are used and also created in the course of the current activity of the affected operating system or application. The files stored as .tmp by the operating system or application is only accessible for as long as the computer is still active. Those get automatically deleted immediately you shut down your computer system or close that application.
There is no point in keeping them further after you have concluded with what you are doing is that unnecessary space will not be occupied on your computer. Be that as it may, it is not all categories of applications that require storing files in .tmp, which means not all applications store files in a temporary folder.
As hinted earlier, the .tmp files are supposed to be deleted automatically after you have shut down your computer system.
It is, however, unfortunate that the .tmp files are not deleted automatically most times after they might have served their purposes. They almost always contain highly sensitive information and must not be removed anyhow. Before deleting the files manually, you should first find out if the contents of the files are still being used by your computer or not.
Find out first if the information stored in the .tmp is still useful or not before you delete it manually. If the data in the .tmp is not required anymore, you can go ahead to delete it. And it will not cause any problem for your software application being used or your computer.
How to Open TMP Files
Software, programs and apps with free download to view it.
Editplus is a program that opens temporary files. You can download it from the official website. https://editplus.com/
Included in Windows.
Internet explorer, mozilla firefox, Apple Safari and other web browsers
All browsers can view tmp files.
You can download here a free viewer: Microsoft Word viewer.
Tmp file converter online
If you are looking for a tmp file converter you need to convert your .tmp file. You have this options:
Convert to Word
Convert to Excel
To convert to Microsoft excel you can rename the file adding the suffix .xlsx or .xls
Convert to PDF
To convert to PDF rename the archive name. Delete the previous and type a new one adding .pdf suffix.
Convert to MP4
Just rename your archive from .tmp to .mp4 and play it with a compatible software player.
How to recover tmp files
In windows you have to do these steps:
- Click the start button.
- Click the search button.
- Now in the option all files and folders type the file name with the .tmp