Did you find or received TMP file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is TMP file extension and how you can open it.

What is a TMP file ext?


Temporary (ie .TMP) files are usually generated by software for one of two reasons: either as a backup file or as 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. Although innovations in systems architecture and software design have reduced the need for the generation of .TMP files some software will still need them. 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 arent removed and, potentially can take up a substantial amount of room on your hard-drive.

How to open a TMP file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like TMP. When you double click on the TMP file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received TMP files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with TMP files

Scan the file
Before trying to open TMP files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open TMP files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open TMP file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to TMP by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many TMP file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension TMP you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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