.swp

File Type Generic IconSwap File
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Section of the hard disk used by the operating system to swap information from memory to the hard disk; acts as virtual memory or simply a memory buffer; helps make accessing commonly used data more efficient.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Windows

IconMicrosoft MS-DOS

macOS

IconApple OS X

Updated January 9, 2007
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