why can’t you change a file name while said file is open? 223 viewsApril 26, 2020 Question34.21K April 24, 2020 2 Answers why can’t you change a file name while said file is open?In: Technology SoulWager commented April 24, 2020 You can, but the program that currently has the file open has to do it. Things go wrong when multiple programs try to read and write from the same file at the same time. If you rename the file, and try to save your work in a program that had the file open when you renamed it, it would probably create a new file with the old name. Easiest way to deal with this issue is to only let one program open the file at a time.For more information, search for “lock contention”. bguy74 commented April 24, 2020 Firstly, this “limitation” is bound to Windows. Windows deeply identifies files by their path and name, the Mac operating system using a geekier Identifier for the file, so the name is more of a piece of metadata that is important to users, but not to the bowels of software.Sos..if you were to rename the file an open application that went to save said open file would either freak out because it wasn’t there, or more likely create a new file. Because that would be an unusual behavior, the action is prevented. 0 AnswersActiveVotedNewestOldest Register or Login Other Questions You Might Be Interested In:How do sports books make their projectionsHow come it is that when you have a blocked nose you can't taste very well?Why do most animals always stay still for a while during a fight?What is superposition?How do people get pure gases? (e.g, a helium tank for balloons)Why is it so hard to find old music concert on video?