I've looked around for several days and I don't think there's any thing quite like this. I have an SSD from an old boot drive from my last Windows laptop. When pulling all the information from it, I realized that there was a handful of files that even scrolling near in Finder would throw up a beachball then have the drive eject itself then remount.
I've tried command line commands to fix the folder/drive. I've tried various disk utility tricks, including trying to make a disk image from the drive. Nothing has worked, not even different versions of macOS including Snow Leopard, not even Windows itself.
In summary, there's a file that I cannot even look at in order to delete and its preventing me from getting any other information contained within that folder.
Any guidance in how to get around this, or delete the problem file somehow would be greatly appreciated as the information I'm trying to transfer to my Mac is old picture collections which I don't want to lose.
cdinto it without crashing? if so, maybe you could either delete the problem file from there, or copy others out to another location.