Lock file (Microsoft Access)
LDB is a file extension for a lock file format used by Microsoft Access database to indicate records in a shared database that are in use by another user. The LDB file also stores information about what user has the record in question locked.
The purpose of a record lock is preventing users from editing the same data simultaneously and thereby avoiding unexpected data loss or corruption.
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