Opening TEMP files

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

What is a TEMP file?

Files that contain the .temp file extension are used by a variety of different computer applications. These files usually contain temporary data and are created for many different purposes.

TEMP files are most commonly created when a computer application cannot allocate adequate memory to complete the tasks that it needs to perform. TEMP files are often created during the auto-save process and for software lock files, cache files and backup files. The TEMP file format is very similar to the BAK and TMP file formats.

Oftentimes an application will automatically delete a TEMP file after it is no longer needed.

Software that will open, convert or fix TEMP files

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Program has been verified to work with TEMP files.
Every day, thousands of users submit information to us about which programs they use to open certain types of files. Our users primarily use the above programs to open TEMP files.

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 » Free Download.

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