We need to get our hands on such a piece of software that will permanently erase all that rubbish on our computer without leaving any trace of it - allowing us to work in a much less cluttered environment and generally free up some extra, much needed space on our hard-drive.
A fantastic program to go about this monumental task is the much-respected Eraser from Heidi.ie. The current release for Windows Vista is v5.83 Beta and it certainly does the trick.
I was converting youtube vids to flv and the program i used would make the flv file plus create (the problem file) a "flv." file.
EX: video name avenged sevenfold - bat country
File1: Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country.flv
File2: Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country.flv.
the normal .flv file would delte just fine. File2 on the other hand would not budge. I kept getting the "cannot find file." crap
You can't CMD it outta there. Well, you might but i was not in the mood for doing that. I tried force deleting programs would would just crash or give errors when trying to delte File2.
Finally, to the fix. If you read the error its actually trying to give you subtle hints like a middle school girlfriend. It can't find the file so make one. All i did was create a .txt document and renamed it from Untitled.txt to Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country.flv. (file2) Poof twinkle I made the file and it vanished but that original pain in the ass was still there. i clicked delete on it and it went through :) No more stubborn icons on my desktop.