Bug details

File rename

InDesign 13.0 running Mac OX 10.12.6

If and INDD file is renamed in the Finder when it's open in InDesign, saving the file will cause an error dialog to appear saying "Changes cannot be save as InDesign can no longer access the '[filepath:newfilename]' file. Place the file in the original location and try again." This error message appears whether trying to do a simple save or even Save As.

This error appears even though both the window header and the file name in the error message both reflect the changed (not the original) file name.

Unless file is restored to original file name, there is no way to save changes.

Being able to rename files from the Finder while the files are still open in InDesign is a feature that InDesign has supported for years.

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Richard L Jenkins shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

Hello All,

Thank you for your support. The issue is now fixed in the latest update of InDesign.
Please upgrade to the new InDesign 14.0 from your Creative Cloud Application.

If you are unable to see the update yet, click on the menu (three dots) on the top right corner of Creative cloud app and click on “Check for App Updates”.

Let us know your feedback in the comment section.

Abhinav Kaushik
InDesign Team


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  • rmags commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, are there any updates on this bug? I am also getting this error when renaming. This only happens with InDesign and hasn't happened with Photoshop or other Adobe apps.

    Thanks for all the work you do behind the scenes :)

  • Josiah Lybbert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have notice this same bug arise. I am used to being able to rename files in Finder while they are open with no problems.

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