.temp

File Type Generic IconTemporary (Temp) File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Temporary file that may be created by various software programs; typically generated while the program is running and automatically deleted when the program is closed.

Common temporary files include auto-saved documents, session control lock files, cache files, and backup files. Some temporary files can be opened by the program that generated them, while others are not meant to be opened by the user.

Most temporary files use the .TMP file extension.

Open With
Windows

IconVarious programs

macOS

IconVarious programs

Updated 2007
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