TMP File Extension – What it is and How to open .tmp Files

File Name Temporary File aka’ tmp file
Who Developed it NA
Category Backup Files
File Format .tmp
MIME Type Application/binary

 

Files with TMP suffix stores temporary data (short term information) and created by software programs and operating systems automatically. Usually, file with tmp extension serve as backup or cache files and save information while a new file is created. Mostly, TMP files are created as “invisible” files. TMP files are usually made by an application program when the operating system doesn’t have enough space to allocate for that specific task. TMP extension files often called Temp files.

TMP extension files keep raw data. This raw data of .tmp files store various information which is used as an intermediator step in the process of converting the data from one format to another. Temporary files get automatically deleted by the operating system after serving their purpose. Sometimes it doesn’t if they contain crucial application data. TMP files are used by all operating systems whether it is Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux. Files with .tmp extension are only renamed files of other types. The main reason behind the use of TMP files by OS and software programs is to save hard disk space of your machine. TMP extension files ensure that the data related to the application you are currently using will not be lost.TMP File

 

Types of TMP file extension

There are two types of TMP File. These are-

  1. Temp File.
  2. Finale Temporary File.
File Name Finale Temporary File
Who Developed it Finale MakeMusic
Category Backup Files
File Format NA

Finale temporary file also known as .TMP File Association 2. Finale Temporary File extension developed by Finale. Finale is the most popular music notation program created for instruments, vocals, and much more. It also kept the backup for a particular document on which you are working acts as same as chache Files; get involved only while you are working in Finale and deleted automatically when the program is closed. Finale temporary file can’t be open manually.

How to open TMP Files

I would suggest not to play with TMP file extension because they contain essential data. However, you can open, edit, or delete .tmp files using Text or Hex editor software applications like Notepad, etc. They are not human-readable format.

 

Software to open tmp files

Microsoft Windows:

  • Notepad
  • Internet web browsers:- Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.
  • Microsoft Word 2019
  • Microsoft Word Viewer
  • Temporary File / Folder
  • EditPlus

Linux:

  • Web Browsers

Apple Mac

  • Internet web browsers:- Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, others
  • Microsoft Word 2019

 

Steps to open TMP File:-

  • Select the *.tmp file you wanted to open
  • Right Click on File
  • Highlight “Open with”
  • A popup message will be shown on the screen.
  • Select “Notepad” or any other software program to open the file.
  • Now click “OK”.

How to convert .tmp file to other extension files

A TMP file can be converted easily. Various online tools are available to convert TMP files to Word file, PDF file, Excel file, and much more.

Steps to convert TMP files to other Format

  • Open any web browser available on your PC like Chrome Browser.
  • Type “google.com” or any search engine you love to use and click enter.
  • When the page the type “Convert .tmp file to word” or whatever you want and hit enter.
  • Lots of results will be on the Monitor of your machine.
  • Select any one and follow the instructions available on the opened webpage.

Or you can also try another way to convert tmp files to other extensions.

  1. TMP file to PDF File

To convert a TMP file to a PDF one. Select the file you wanted to convert after that right-click that file and select properties from the dropdown menu and rename the file by changing the extension to PDF.

  1. TMP file to Word File

To convert a TMP file to a PDF one. Select the file you wanted to convert after that right-click that file and select properties from the dropdown menu and rename the file by changing the extension to docx.

  1. TMP file to Excel File

To convert a TMP file to a PDF one. Select the file you wanted to convert after that right-click that file and select properties from the dropdown menu and rename the file by changing the extension to xlsx.

 

How to recover File with TMP Extension

You are Windows OS user, You need to follow below-mentioned steps to recover TMP Files.

  • Press Windows key.
  • Now click on Search Box.
  • Type the “Filename” with .tmp suffix.

 

Similar File Types

  • BAK File- Backup File
  • TEMP File – Temporary File
  • SWP or SWAP File- Swap File

 

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