troubleshooting Question

windows xp copy and paste

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I don't use XP anymore but I had a few people tell me they can't copy and paste a file with the same name into the same folder, that they used to be able to.    Seems to have started a couple of months ago.   This does not appear to be a permissions issue.
On the users desktop  (or any other folder; my docs, my music), they have an adobe document (or any other file; word, excel, text) called XXX.
They right click and choose copy.   Then go over to an empty spot, in the same folder, desktop, etc. and click paste.
They get an error (see attached):
'Cannot copy 'XXX':  The operation completed successfully.   Put it doesn't copy.    I thought it used and then would place a copy of the same file with either a '(1)' or the word 'copy' next to it.  But it has been a while since I used XP.    I've seen this on multiple XP machines.
Let me know if you have a solution, and thank you
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