File Extension Library

.TMP File Extension

  • Category: Backup Files

What is an .TMP file?

.TMP file extension has been classified as Backup Files.

.TMP is Temporary File

A TMP file is a temporary file created automatically by a software program that usually serves as a backup or cache file. It is sometimes created as an invisible file and is often deleted when the program is closed. TMP files may also be called "temp files."

Often a temp file is comprised of raw data which is used as an intermediary step in the process of converting the content from one format to another.

List of all softwares that can open the Temporary File
Microsoft Word 2016
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Word 2016
Apple Safari
Mozilla Firefox
File Type 2:

Finale Temporary File

Developer by: MakeMusic Category: Backup Files

File created by Finale, a music notation program for instruments, vocals, and more; contains backup data for the document you're working on; acts similar to a cache file; exists only while you're working in Finale and deleted when the program is closed; cannot be opened manually.

NOTE: You cannot manually create a TMP file in Finale and you'll most likely never see one.

List of all softwares that can open the Finale Temporary File
MakeMusic Finale
MakeMusic Finale

How to Open .TMP file on different platforms

Open .TMP File on Windows

  • Right-click a .TMP
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .TMP file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .TMP files" Press "Ok"

Open .TMP File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .TMP file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .TMP File on Linux

Right click on the .TMP file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .TMP File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .TMP file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .TMP File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .TMP files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .TMP files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .TMP files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .TMP file format
  2. You need to check the .TMP file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)