Tmp files – from the English "temporary" – "temporary", necessary for normal functioning of the operating system. Usually they are just deleted when they are no longer needed. But in some cases it is useful to see what they have inside, and may save valuable information.

Open temporary files

To open the temporary file, there is nothing difficult. Of course, the master of hacking can use a fancy viewers in hexadecimal format, but actually this is not required. Enough to take:

The Usual "Notepad". It can be used to open many files with strange extensions. For this there are two ways. In the first case, you need to double-click on the file and then choose in the menu "Notepad". In the second case, you must first start Notepad, and then it already to open the desired file.

HEX-editor. It is a means to "cool" hackers can read the code, make your edits, make changes. Sometimes it's required, but for ordinary mortals usually useless. Therefore, this option is not for everyone.

But if you do not have "Notepad" or "hacker" programs, you can use any text editor like WordPad or Word. Another question, if you open this temporary file and what to do next.

Why open temporary files

This is done for one simple reason – saving information. The fact is that in the file name before the extension, or in its code, in the first symbols can include instructions on what program to open it.

For example, if you worked with any document in Word or Excel and called it "the куличках.doc" temporary file can be named in a similar way. Or it can contain such a string.

Imagine that while working with the document, turned off the light, and he just disappeared from working folder. Then you need to go to the Temp folder, and it is possible he will be there. Then just change the extension and continue working. Information saved!

Manually uninstall

It so happens that temporary files are not deleted automatically. Then you need to do it manually. First, make sure that it is temporary files, and that you will need them in the future. If you are completely sure, then you can move them in a "Basket" with further purification of the latter.

But this method works sometimes too long. So you can put on the system one of the many automatic programs for cleaning junk. For example, it can be CleanIt or 4Diskclean.