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File TypeTemporary (Temp) File

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CategoryMisc Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.


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.

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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.

Programs that open TEMP files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Various programs
Mac OS X LogoMac
Various programs
Updated 1/5/2009