I am wondering if it is possible to track file name changes in SharePoint 2010 document version history? Like when you change a property the document version will show that that value was changed. but i just realized that if a user does a file name change, it is not shown in the version history.

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    Because for all intents and purposes, a file name change constitutes a new document. Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 15:26

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No, it is not possible.

As Eric Alexander mentioned, renaming a document means recreating it (I wish it didn't!). Proof: in order to rename a file you need the "Delete" privilege. SP probably does something nasty there...

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