|Ok ... I have a solution to this problem that works under XP 32-bit, but am stuck as far as XP/Vista 64-bit is concerned, since I dual-boot with XP 32-bit and Vista Ultimate 64-bit|
Solution under XP 32-bit >>> Download and install a utility called 'Unlocker' (latest version 1.8.7) from http://www.ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/.
Select the problem files on the desktop, right-click and select 'unlocker' option from the menu. You will be asked what action you want to take; just select 'delete' and OK. Problem solved!
Unfortunately, the same can't be done under 64-bit, 'cos 'Unlocker' does not come in a 64 bit version. There is another utility called 'LockHunter' which is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Using LockHunter in Vista 64-bit (as far as this particular problem is concerned), all I can do is right-click and select "What is locking this file?" to see the obvious. There are further options under this, but in this case they are grayed out with a message that says "there are no processes locking this file or folders" ... so I can't take any action to get rid of the files.
These problem files only come when getting torrent files (trackers), which I think originate from torrenstworld.net site.
Btw, using the command prompt (even booting in Safe Mode or administrator mode) as I have seen someone suggest does not work ... it's the first action I tried by myself without any reference whatsoever (as I have intermediate knowledge of PCs, commands and processes; you can say I'm IT-savvy) when the problem first cropped up
So there ... any one have a solution to this under 64-bit?
10x in advance.