File Extension Library

.IDLK File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Misc Files

What are .IDLK files and how to open them?

Can't open .IDLK file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .IDLK file.

What is a .IDLK file extension?

.IDLK file extension is created by Adobe Systems. .IDLK has been classified as Misc Files.

.IDLK is Adobe InDesign Lock File

Source control file created when an InDesign (.INDD) file is opened; allows the file to be "checked out" and prevents the InDesign document from being edited by more than one person at a time.

InDesign lock files typically use the following filename convention: "~[INDD filename]~[random string].idlk." They are saved in the same folder as the InDesign files they represent. Leftover IDLK files can be deleted after the InDesign application has been quit.

List of all softwares that can open the Adobe InDesign Lock File
Adobe InDesign CC 2019
Adobe InDesign CC 2019

How to fix problems with .IDLK files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .IDLK files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .IDLK file format
  2. You need to check the .IDLK file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)