DCTMP File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DCTMP file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle 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.

How to open DCTMP files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DCTMP for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different DCTMP openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DCTMP

While we know of one file format using the .DCTMP file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DCTMP file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DCTMP files. Remember, different programs may use DCTMP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DCTMP-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DCTMP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!