acctually... technically that wont work. in this situation, the file is either in use, or "owned" by another user. same problem you would have run into in any windows os. try to delete a file that's in use, and you get a message that you can't. so you probably had a different problem txeriff, because windows won't let you delete a folder, if there's a file in it that it wont let you delete either...
possible solution (maybe only for networks, not sure) is to take control of the file... right click -> properties -> security -> advanced -> owner -> then make sure the administrator is selected -> then click apply. this will take control of the file. try to delete it, if it doesn't work, reboot, and try again... if that doesn't work, then i have no idea.
i know what u mean but am i had that problem and its not andmin problem, it sez is in use , but if u delete folder it deletes the file. something should be fooked in xp .
plz some1 notify to microsoft.