Why don't you cut & paste what you see in the terminal. Use the question mark for any special character. Use rm -i
If you do not understand terminal, you best avoid it.
Macintosh-HD -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
# Press return to run a command.
me $ ls de?ktop?lipped.png
me $ rm -i de?ktop?lipped.png
rm: remove regular file ‘desktopclipped.png’? n
should be able to delete the file from single user mode.
You need to get into single use mode for steps one and two that are listed below.
This page will tell you how to get into single user mode.
Basically, you hold down the command + s key then powering on your machine. The command key has a little apple symbol on the lower left. It is between the alt/option key and the space bar. On a PC keyboard, it will be the windows key, I think.
( Do you know Unix. You are in a Unix single user console. ) The setup commands you need should be listed on the screen. For Mac OS 10.4.11, the commands are:
# Type the follow two instructions to access the startup disk in read/write.
# check out the filesystem.
# ( in case of partial success repeat this command until errors go away. )
# Gain read / write access to your startup drive
/sbin/mount -uw /