can't delete a file from desktop

#1
I can't delete a huge 80 megabyte file from my desktop. It hangs up and says preparing to recycle but never does. I left the computer on all night and in the morning it was still "preparing to recycle" the file. I tried moving it to another folder but a window comes up saying thats it's "moving" but never does. This is a brand new computer with plenty of memory and a good processor. I never had problems like this with XP.
 


#2
One reason for this can be that the file is being used by another process.
 


#3
use unlocker. google is your friend.
 


#4
Another reason could be not enough permissions, but in this case it should pop up the message saying that there's not enough permissions to delete this file. Anyway:

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