LOCKfile extension

Lock File
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Have trouble opening the .lock extension? Don't panic! This page explains lock files and suggests programs you may use to open lock files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is LOCK file?

A LOCK file is a unique file used by different operating systems and applications to mark that a particular resource is locked. These files do not usually contain any data. However, sometimes it may collect some information related to the lock. LOCK files are needed to show other applications that files cannot be taken because another app uses them.

Additional information

If you need to lock the files, applications create an additional new file and add the ".lock" extension.

How to open LOCK file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the lock extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the lock file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the lock file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open LOCK files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your lock file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.