Try using the free "Unlocker" program to unlock the file and delete it.. Here's the link:
Hope this helps.
I have Windows XP, SP3 (Home Edition), Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.53GHz, 768 MB of RAM.
I have been trying desperately to remove a file on my desktop, all to no avail. It was originally a photo saved to my desktop from, I believe, Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. I have long ago deleted the picture, but the file icon remains on my desktop. I have tried everything (including renaming, "save as...", etc.), and the internet has provided many suggestions, but none of them worked. Some suggestions were way too complicated, and they sounded a bit dangerous. I have tried using the command prompt (many times), but it didn't work. Any help would be appreciated.