well i changed the own over to both profiles my user and my administrator which i control both personally. no dice
i guess i cant take control from the older user on the computer that got fried. i was planning on buying a bigger external anyways almost used up the entire drive lol. so when i do ill just transfer my files and wipe it clean thanks guys. unless you have another suggestion.
i got it...i created a second admin profile. and from there i was able to add myself in as owner and was finally able to change all controls to me and delete the file thanks guys you helped steer me in the right path