Files with lock extension can be often found as various database "lock" files that prevent two users to access and change same database at the same time.

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Software that works with lock file extension

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LOCK file extension - Lock data

What is lock file? How to open lock files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

The lock file extension is generally related to files generated to determine whether a program or file is in use.

This method is frequently used in database management system to "lock" the databases. Also used in Red Hat Linux. 

These files are generally not meant to be opened or altered and serve only for temporary purpose.

Same as lck file extension.

The default software associated to lock file type:

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visual Studio  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to create applications for Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, .NET Framework, Silverlight as well as dynamic websites and web applications. Visual Studio is available for Windows and Mac.

Help how to open LOCK files:

Typically, a lock file is not meant to be accessed by the user, but is generated for temporary purposes.

How to convert file with extension LOCK:

Lock files generally are not meant to be converted to anything else.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .lock file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open lock file, edit lock file, convert lock file, view lock file, play lock file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others lock file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with lock file - Lock data

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use lock file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open lock file actions.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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