When editing file names, LR CC2015 now creates a new file rather than editing the existing file name

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When editing a file name Lightroom creates a new file with the edited name and leaves the unedited file in the catalogue as well. This just began happening.
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Perhaps you could tell us your operating system, for a start?  And when you go to Help menu > System Info, which LR CC 2015 dot release does it say you're using?

And is it affected by where the photos are stored?  For example, if you import a photo and set the destination as the desktop, do you see the same behavior there?
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I am running LR CC version 2015.5.1 (1073342) on a Windows 10 Operating system. Both LRCC and Win10 are up-to-date on down-loads

 ALSO, This problem just started earlier this week. I have been using LR without experiencing this issue for three years. 

Another problem has also appeared: the Develop module tens to lock up (requiring a re-start) after I have processed 6 to 8 images.

You can see my full system info below:

ghtroom version: CC 2015.5.1 [ 1073342 ]License: Creative Cloud
Operating system: Windows 10
Version: 10.0
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 3.0 GHz
Built-in memory: 32710.1 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 32710.1 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 569.5 MB (1.7%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 541.4 MB
Memory cache size: 599.7 MB
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 4
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2
System DPI setting: 144 DPI (high DPI mode)
Desktop composition enabled: Yes
Displays: 1) 3840x2160, 2) 3840x2160, 3) 1920x1080
Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: No, External touch: No, External pen: No, Keyboard: No

Graphics Processor Info: 
AMD FirePro W5100 (FireGL V) Graphics Ada
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Additional info: LRCC leaves the unedited file and original file name on the hard drive as well as in its catalogue. That is, if I open Windows File Explorer I see both the original file and file name as well as a seperate file with the edited file name. Both files are exactly the same except for the file names, each are exactly the same size and the images are identical when viewed side-by-side or when when you flip back and forth between them.
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Hmmm. Can you tell us exactly how you're renaming the file please? Exact steps? It sounds like it's specific to your computer, but I'm not sure why yet.
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In LR Library I select the slide to be renamed. I then highlight rhe original file name in the Metadata panel and make the changes. For example, I changed a file named St Regis #264 Sep 1971_001 to St. Regis #266 Sep 1971_001 - changing a "4" to "6" in the string "#264". I then de-select that image and move to the next image to be edited. After making the change I look at the image i as displayed in the grid to make sure that the change has taken place (I have selected "file name" to dispaly in the upper left corner of the images in the Library grid view).

By the way, the files are not being stored on my Dell Computer. They are being stored on 10.8 TB Drobo.
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Additional input: I just shut down the computer after working in LR's Develop module and this errior message appeared afrer I selected "Shut Down":
“Explorer.exe – App Error: The instruction at 0X0000 7 FF 9 EF 376E29 referenced at OX00007FF9DC6F2CC8 could not be read. Click OK to terminate program”

I did a Google search on this warning and it inidcates it could be any of several problems including corrupted software on an app.

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It certainly sounds like a more general computer error than a Lightroom one to me. Do you get that Explorer error every time you shut down, or just a one-off?
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By searching the problem log I found the issue. An (from RTP) was not releasing memory on shut down. I deleted the app and the error message no longer appears on shut-down.

The other thing I noticed is that any new TIF file that I import shows its metadata as changed even if I have made no edits to it.