Okay, I was able to locate the recycle bin via ZTruker's directions, and oddly enough under C:\$Recycle.bin, there are three "Recycle Bin" folders (why are there three? Can I delete the two oldest?). If I use explorer to access them, all three are identical in contents containing my problem file. If I try and us LockHunter though, as soon as I try and open any one of these "Recycle Bin" folders, I get a message saying "Recycle Bin. You don't have permission to open this file. Contact the file owner or administrator to obtain permission." I also tried using safe mode to do this but got the same thing.
I am an administrator, but just to check, I unlocked the hidden administrator account and logged in, but with the administrator account, the problem file isn't there.
Is there a way to get to another user's recycle bin from the administrator account?
I can't think of any other way to get to this file now that it's in the recycle bin and wont move, rename, or delete.