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Cannot remove file from NTFS file system

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I have an external USB drive formatted as NTFS mounted on a linux host. There are a couple of files I want to remove but cannot. The volumn is mounted as (/etc/fstab):

/dev/sdb1        /mnt/OHPRSbackup ntfs-3g     uid=ohprs,gid=ohprs 0 0

The files are:

-rwxrwxrwx 1 ohprs ohprs   8442151424 May  7  2011 .Archive(1)_2011_04_18_21_00_03_166D17.TIB.jO3zF0*
-rwxrwxrwx 1 ohprs ohprs   1142719488 Mar 28  2012 .Archive(1)_2012_03_23_20_00_04_167D4.TIB.Fze0DB*

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When I try to remove them I get:

$ rm .Archive\(1\)_2011_04_18_21_00_03_166D17.TIB.jO3zF0
rm: cannot remove `.Archive(1)_2011_04_18_21_00_03_166D17.TIB.jO3zF0': No such file or directory

I've run ntfsfix:

$ ntfsfix /dev/sdb1
Mounting volume... OK
Processing of $MFT and $MFTMirr completed successfully.
NTFS volume version is 3.1.
NTFS partition /dev/sdb1 was processed successfully.

Which shows, success, but the files still will not remove.

Any ideas?

Linux kernel 2.6.37.6
ntfs-3g 2011.1.15 integrated FUSE 27
ntfsfix v2.0.0
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