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September 17, 2005 at 12:07:43
Specs: XP Pro, 512DDR / 1.4 AMD

I am trying open a TMP. file. I am not able to open this in Word or Word Perfect.

What is a TMP. File?

How can I convert this to open it on Word?

Please help!

Eddie A

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September 17, 2005 at 13:15:39

If you don't know what it is then why are you trying to open it?

What is the whole file name?
Where is it located on your computer? What is it's path?

Many .tmp files are temporary files created by applications for a temporary purpose only relevant to the program that created it.

If it actually is tmp. versus .tmp then right click on it and select Properties to see if you can better determine what it is supposed to be.


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September 17, 2005 at 14:19:15

I know what I'm trying to open. I just can't open it because of the file extension. It located on a floppy.

I know a .TMP File means a temporary file. The thing is that I am trying to open it and don't know how to open.

This is an old file, Its about 4 years old.

Does the exact file name really matter? If it does its resume_9.4.01.tmp

Eddie A

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September 17, 2005 at 14:23:39
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I would try open it with notepad. You may not be able to decipher the file contents.


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September 17, 2005 at 17:40:54

.tmp files are not intended to be opened so that's why it doesn't open if you click on it (there is no program association). This is quite normal.

As XPUser said NotePad should do it if you select "All Files". Some parts might be readable.


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September 17, 2005 at 19:04:05

If you download PSPAD you will be able to open it in a hex format. If you don't know hex than at least you will be able to scroll through it and pick out the ledgable parts and it should at least give you an idea of what the tmp file cintains.

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September 17, 2005 at 19:17:26

You said "What is a TMP. File?"

Then later "I know a .TMP File means a temporary file"

Then I assume you must want to know where temporary files come from.

They arrive due to all kinds of system activity, for example when a program is installed. Mostly they are of no consequence and are deleted by the system. When they remain they are normally worthless (well, at least once you have rebooted).

I think this is the reason for Bryan's first line. Normally they are of little value or interest. Generally "trying to open" files that are not understood is best avoided in case they are viruses.


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September 17, 2005 at 19:37:38

... a bit more.

The file name meant nothing to me. Unless you are prepared to say something about the origins of this file then we can only generalize about what it might be.


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October 12, 2005 at 06:32:40

I back up my data on Quickbooks every Friday. Yesterday the file was damaged and today I used the backup disk to restore the data. I had to use the disk from 2 weeks ago because for some reason, the backup disk from last Friday was saved as a .tmp file. Any suggestions on what should I do?

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October 12, 2005 at 11:37:09


Is this another poster?

If so you are best to choose your operating system top left and start a new thread. No two problems are ever quite alike.


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