Deleting a Corrupt Offline File Off a File Server

From time to time our IT auditors sync offline files back to the server and a file gets corrupt.  The corrupt file is typically 0 KB and is impossible to remove/change permissions/take ownership/etc.  I did some research the other day on how to remove these files.  One of the first "solutions" I came across was to reboot the server into Safe Mode and remove the file that way.  That was incredible unpractical, so I continued searching.  The next solution I came across was so simple it seemed ridiculous… but I tried it anyway… and it worked.  :-)  The solution was to rename the file's parent folder, then rename it back to the original name.  This procedure allowed the file to safely pass over to Elysium.