LOCK file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .lock file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .lock file?
- What program do I need to open a .lock file?
- How can the .lock file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .lock files to another format?
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✅ General Program Lock File
LCK file is a General Program Lock File. File locking is a mechanism that restricts access to a computer file by only allowing one user or process access at any specific time.
Other types of files may also use the .lock file extension.
🚫 The .lock file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
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🔴 Can't open a .lock file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .lock file association, check the FAQ.
🔴 Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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