I am running Mavericks on a Mac Mini. I was attempting to move my iPhoto library to a different Mac by copying it onto an external USB drive. The iPhoto Library is 98GB.
I left it running for 3 hours, when I came back it said it had 14 days to complete. So I tried to cancel. The Finder popup said "Stopping..." but stuck there.
I have since rebooted the Mac but Finder says the file is still on the USB drive. If I tried to delete it again it just says "Deleting..." and then Finder freezes.
It seems like the iPhoto Library that I tried to copy is corrupted on the USB drive and now it can't be deleted. Finder says the file is 98GB even though it still had 14 days to run.
How can I get rid of this file?