I need to transfer large files (9 GB) from my Mac to a PC. I bought a 64 GB flash drive, and it wouldn't work because it was in FAT 32 format and I couldnt transfer such a large file.
I reformatted the drive to ExFAT, and copied the file without a problem -- everything opened on my Mac and worked fine. When I plugged the drive into the PC, it said the drive was corrupted. So I went back to my computer, and the drive wasn't mounting. I opened Disk Utility and tried to repair it. After a while, it said it was repaired but the process never finished (even though it said in the activity log that it had been repaired). After an hour I pushed stop repair a few times, but it still didn't stop, so I just quit Disk Utility (probably not a great idea).
I decided to try starting again, and I clicked Erase in the Disk Utility so I can re-format the drive. Its now been about an hour and it hasnt moved past "unmounting disk" and the blue barber pole on the bottom.
Any ideas what I can do? Why did this happen? Should I just keep waiting? Should I quit Disk Utility? Any help or guidance would be incredibly helpful.