.TMP File Extension

Temporary File

Backup File
TMP files (known as temporary files) are used by many different computer programs. As the name suggests, these files are created to hold temporary data, usually to be retrieved at a later date.

Temporary files can contain any kind of data in any kind of format, and can potentially be used by any computer application, so it's not possible to list all the related applications and tools here.

However, if you are trying to find which application created or uses the file, the location of the .tmp file can often provide clues.

As these .tmp files can be created by so many different applications, it's not possible to say if these files are safe to delete; as some programs may require the data again whereas other applications may not.

If you think it may be safe to delete a .tmp file, make sure you create a backup of the file just-in-case.





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Alistar
2007-08-01 11:02:05
#1
are these files safe to delete?
Jay /
Administrator
2007-11-08 15:32:33
#2
Hi Alistar/Arvin,

I've updated the information on this extension which can be found above.

Hope this helps.
metatouch
2008-01-26 13:15:39
#3
I just downloaded Shockwave Player and this tmp popped up. It's called GLB62.tmp and it is located in my C drive under Documents and SettingsLocal SettingsTempGLB62.tmp. It wants access to the Internet and McAfee doesn't recognize it, even though I downloaded it from the Adobe site. What gives?
metatouch
2008-01-26 13:21:37
#4
Furthermore, here is what McAfee and Hackerwatch told me about this file:
www.hackerwatch.org/library/app/description/en/noclassified.htm?md5=A64867A54069151719A259DE32543F21

Application Information
No Program Data
HackerWatch is unable to provide information about this program.

File Information

File Name: GLBDC.tmp
File Size: 71680
File Path: C:Documents and SettingswoodyLocal SettingsTemp
Version: 1.0
First seen: 1/10/2008

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5% of people deny the application to access internet.

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I just downloaded Shockwave Player and this tmp popped up. It's called GLB62.tmp and it is located in my C drive under Documents and SettingsLocal SettingsTempGLB62.tmp. It wants access to the Internet and McAfee doesn't recognize it, even though I downloaded it from the Adobe site. What gives?
Alvin
2008-03-04 13:39:57
#5
I've got two files on my computer called ~WRL2600.tmp and ~WRL3108.tmp. What are these? They were created while I was working in Microsoft Word. Don't know If they are related somehow but they were created in the same folder as my word document though.
Sometimes when I save a document I also get another file created with the same name but has ~$ in the beginning instead of the two first letters. It is also created in the same folder as the document.
Girija
2008-03-06 03:08:11
#6
Hi All,

My .net application automatically creates .tmp files, and are saved under c:winnttemp folder. Now when the clients access the application, they also should be having the permission to c:winnttemp folder to allw writing .tmp files, or else Compiler Error Message: CVT1108: cannot open C:WINNTTEMPRES4F42.tmp for writing. After manually giving authenticated users 'Write' Permission to C:WINNTTEMP, Application runs perfectly.

This is only a temp solution, after sometime the c:winnttemp folder will not allow authenticated users to write ( the write permission would have been unchecked automatically).
Any suggestions please..

Girija
aadhith
2008-11-30 07:32:49
#7
there is lot of .tmp files in my C: drive.(millions of them).why is this? how to remove them?
Mark
2010-04-23 03:15:15
#8
How do you open them on an apple mac?
sameer
2010-09-09 21:43:58
#9
I have many files of size 0kb on my c: drive (i.e in the c: folder itself)

The names are as cdt7B6E.tmp and there are thousands of files there - I can delete them but they come back, I don't know what to do.

Is it a virus? What should be done to get rid of this .tmp files from my c: (except deleting them every time)?