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Some file is in my NTFS file system which I can't delete. It's giving this error:

rm: cannot remove `zigBqC04': Input/output error

Any other files also could not be copied in that folder and showing error message as:

Error opening file 'file-path': Input/output error

Any solution.

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Related/duplicate: – Bleeding Fingers Jun 6 '15 at 20:46
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Looks like the filesystem has some errors on it. Do full scandisk /checkdisk from windows. (scan disk for errors)

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That's probably the best one can do without damaging the proprietary filesystem or replacing the filesystem. – LiveWireBT Jul 28 '13 at 10:30
yes it was. Thanks. – Prakhar Oct 8 '13 at 8:34

may need to be logged in a root to do this. If so, type:

sudo su

in to Terminal and navigate with terminal to where zigBqC04 is and rm <filename> to remove files or rmdir <dir> to delete folders replace <---> with the file or folder name. Wild cards ( & ?) can be used.*

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I also tried as a root but still can't. – Prakhar Jul 27 '13 at 17:20

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