Active file: An active file is where you use a file quite frequently. Inactive file: A file that you use but not as frequently. Dead file: A dead file is where you don't use the file at all and is stored in your archives
Editing the file. ReWriteing the file. Modding the file. Many names can be used. But if you are talking about editing the file in a way to make it do things it shouldn't this would be called: Cracking the file. Hacking the file. Exploiting the file.