Solved how to convert file .tmp to .jpg

January 2, 2016 at 22:33:16
Specs: Windows 7
"Try changing the suffix from .tmp to .jpg. If there are lots to do then you can change them all in bulk by using a simple command line from the command prompt - post back if you need info on this."


How to do it?

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January 5, 2016 at 10:04:13
It appears that the original poster already knows that the .tmp files
are actually .jpg files. When it isn't known, some image viewers can
recognize that a file is actually a file type it can display, while others
cannot. IrfanView is a free image viewer that has been around for
many years that can detect, display, and rename files with incorrect
filename extensions. I don't know whether it can rename in a batch
mode, but I wouldn't be surprised if it can.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis



#1
January 3, 2016 at 01:26:11
To answer your question: "REN *.tmp *.jpg".

Since you haven't shown where you got the suggestion, or the context from which it was taken, I seriously douby the above will help. Unless you already have opened the *.tmp files with a pic viewer, and now only want to alter the file extensions.

Nigel

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#2
January 3, 2016 at 01:42:52
This is your one and only post on these forums; you only joined the forums today. So how can someone have made this suggestion to you before you had ever posted?

As Nigel said, chances are 1 in a 100 that changing the extension will solve your problem (whatever your problem may be).


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#3
January 3, 2016 at 07:46:50
Computing.net user by the name of johnr originally suggested this fix in respond to a question asked in this 2013 thread. The OP never responded back to johnr. Your best bet is to PM johnr for further explanation or amplification.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#4
January 3, 2016 at 15:48:54
Changing the file extension from tmp to jpg will only be of use if the tmp files were pictures in the first place.

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#5
January 4, 2016 at 13:08:24
As a general rule you would simply open the file in a picture program or possible viewer and do a 'Save As' then select the new file type and save it. You would then have two files, the original and the new one in the new format.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
January 5, 2016 at 10:04:13
✔ Best Answer
It appears that the original poster already knows that the .tmp files
are actually .jpg files. When it isn't known, some image viewers can
recognize that a file is actually a file type it can display, while others
cannot. IrfanView is a free image viewer that has been around for
many years that can detect, display, and rename files with incorrect
filename extensions. I don't know whether it can rename in a batch
mode, but I wouldn't be surprised if it can.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
January 5, 2016 at 13:44:48
Not so sure about any batch method in IrfanView but many times I have known it to read jpg files with damaged headers (and so forth) that other viewers cannot. A quick resave then solves the problem.

Even though I "generally" use other viewers these days I keep a copy of IrfanView onboard for the very reasons given above. I've used it since Windows 95 and still have it on Windows 10.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
February 2, 2016 at 01:38:14
Thanks for all the answers... i managed to get back all the files using a software. (I did not remember the software). Actually i deleted all of my pictures on my mobile phone. (Sdcard). I managed to get back all the files but it is in .tmp format. Thats why i try google and luckily someone have the same problem. I copied then i ask. Anyway, thanks for all the answers.

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#9
February 2, 2016 at 08:42:32
Good to hear it and thanks for letting us know. If you happen to remember the software you used please let us know as it sounds useful.

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