File Extension tmp

April 23, 2009

in file extensions

Extension: tmp

What is it? Temporary File or Folder

Where’s it from? Tmp files are the scratch paper of many programs. Information needed during a program’s installation may be stored in a tmp file, never to be used again. Microsoft Word is famous for creating tmp files and not cleaning them up when you close the program.

How do I use it? There is no use for a tmp file. System maintenance utilities such as Advanced System Care ferret out and delete unnecessary tmp files, freeing up disk space.

Can I safely delete or move it? Yes.

Can it be dangerous? No.

–David Hakala