Opening DCTMP files

Did your computer fail to open a DCTMP file? We explain what DCTMP files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your DCTMP files.

What is a DCTMP file?

Files that contain the .dctmp file format are most commonly associated with the Direct Connect file-sharing application. When this software program begins to download a file from the Internet, the file is saved with the .dctmp file extension until the file has completed the download process.

Once the file download has completed, the proper file extension is assigned to the file name. For example, if you were downloading an AVI file using the Direct Connect application, the file would be saved as filename.dctmp while the download was in progress. Once the download had been completed the file would be renamed to filename.avi.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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