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LOCK file format description

Many people share .lock files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .lock file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .lock files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.lock - Minecraft World Lock File

The LOCK game data files are related to Minecraft. LOCK file is a Minecraft World Lock File. Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Swedish game developer Markus Persson and released by Mojang in 2011.

Game Data files
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Minecraft World Lock File related extensions:
Minecraft BO2 Object
Minecraft BO3 Object
Minecraft Game Data
Minecraft Level Data Backup
Minecraft New Level Data Backup
Minecraft Old Level Data Backup

.lck - 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 files
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General Program Lock File related extensions:
FilZip Backup Script
Real Pac Batch Job
MIUI Compressed Theme
yEnc Encoded File
Multiloader RSRC1 Firmware
Unix Process ID Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .lock file extension. Even harmful programs can create .lock files. Be especially cautious with .lock files coming from an unknown source!

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 can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

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:

lck, loc, lok

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

TopoGrafix Location Data
FactoryTalk View Studio Local Message Component File
EEGLAB Location Data
WinGuard Pro Lok Archive
PTC Creo Directory Lock Data
FileWrangler Locked Archive

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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