.TIMESTAMP File Extension

A .TIMESTAMP file is a Geodatabase Timestamp File, created by ESRI.

Open with ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop. Available for Windows.

What is a .TIMESTAMP file?

A .TIMESTAMP file is a special kind of data file that is used by mapping software made by a company called ESRI. This includes programs like ArcMap or ArcCatalog. What this file does is keep track of any changes or edits that someone has made to a specific type of file known as a geodatabase file, which has the extension .GDB. Geodatabase files are important because they hold a lot of geographic information, like maps and spatial data.

It's really important to know that you shouldn't try to change or delete a .TIMESTAMP file. If you do, it could cause big problems with the geodatabase file it's connected to, basically making it unusable or corrupt.

When it comes to opening a .TIMESTAMP file, you actually don't need to worry about it. These files aren't meant for you to open and look at. Instead, they are used in the background by the ESRI mapping software, like ArcGIS for Desktop, to make sure everything in the geodatabase is up-to-date and accurate based on the edits that have been made. So, while you might see these files if you're working with ESRI software and geodatabases, you can just leave them be and let the software handle them.


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