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After successfully recovering many files from a Windows drive with a broken partition table with testdisk, I have noticed that for many filetypes, so-called Zone.Identifier files were created as well.
From what I've read, these files are normally invisible on Windows, but I can see them just fine. My problem is that I can't seem to delete them.

An example of such a file is ATKPackage_Win7_64_Z100020.zip:Zone.Identifier. Upon attempting to delete the file, I will just be told that the file cannot be found.

Things I've tried so far:

  • Deleting from the command line
  • Rebooting
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Running chkdsk /f c: from the command line fixed the issue for me. You may change the drive letter as needed, or run the same disk check through the drive's properties dialog:

Click "Check now..." in the Properties dialog for the drive in question:
Check disk

Make sure "Automatically fix file system errors" is enabled:
Automatically fix errors

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