delete '' file from desktop

Dell / Inspiron 1720 laptop
August 12, 2009 at 13:47:17
Specs: Dual boot (x86) XP - (x64) Vista Ultimate , 2.5 ghz/ 4 GB
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

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 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.

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August 12, 2009 at 15:30:52
Ok... here's a followup solution to my problem which worked.

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August 12, 2009 at 16:12:04
A better solution would be to not use that site.

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August 12, 2009 at 16:26:19
Don't duplicate post!!!!! Did you say it's all solved???


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