What is a .TMP File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .tmp extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .tmp file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .TMP file?

The file extension .TMP stands for Temporary File. The file is a backup file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .tmp file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .TMP file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .TMP file on various operating systems.

How to open a .TMP file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .tmp file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Internet Explorer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TMP file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Internet Explorer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TMP file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .tmp file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Mozilla Firefox software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TMP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Mozilla Firefox software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .TMP file?

If you are still unable to open the .TMP file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .TMP file.tmp – MakeMusic. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TMP file with the Microsoft Internet Explorer program on Windows and Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari programs on Mac.