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Details of the .temp file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .temp file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .temp file?
  • What program do I need to open a .temp file?
  • How can the .temp file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .temp?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .temp extension?
  • How can I convert .temp files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .temp?

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0 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) found in database

.tmp file extension details

General Temporary File

General Temporary File .tmp file icon
TMP file is a General Temporary File. A temporary file is a computer file used to store information for a short time, the file is then deleted after its use.
Category: Other files
Application: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
TMP aliases:
$$$, jnk, temp
TMP related links:
TMP related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .temp file extension.

.temp file extension error

The .temp file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

tmp, emp, tem

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

General Temporary File
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open .temp file

Can't open a .temp file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .temp file association, check the FAQ.

.temp file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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