Lightroom: Please Fix File Naming Issue

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Please fix the Lightroom issue in which pesky (-1) and (-2) digits that are added to files names for no apparent reason.

I rename using a custom template (0001_YYMMDD), and it does not get rid of these numbers that LR adds making a file number like 2485_111004.CRW become
2485_111004-1.CRW or

Running the rename command again does not get rid of these extra numbers. I need a way to rename that gives each file a unique number with no extra -1 or -2 or -3 digits at the end of each filename. Thanks!
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Shaun Saxon

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
Cleaning up some records. According to the bug base, this was fixed in Lightroom 4 timeframe. Let us know if you're still having issues in Lightroom 5.x