TMP extension is a temporary file that can also take extension .TEMP. Although temporary files have the same extensions TMP, they can be generated by various programs. Because of this, it is difficult to understand which program, creates a temporary TMP file, or even where the file .TMP.
Sometimes, the part of the file name before the extension gives the user a clue as to what program created the file. For example, if the file name 2006_annual_report.tmp, the file may be a Word document or Excel spreadsheet that was named "2006_annual_report ". Also, the location of temporary files may help the user to identify the program that created the file. For example, if the user discovers the temporary file in the folder "Temp" or "Tmp", which is located in the main folder of a certain application, the temporary file is likely to belong to this application.