Question Cannot format/use second SSD on W10 PC

Dec 7, 2019
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I have a Dell laptop with a primary NVmE SSD and space was running low on it so I installed a SATA 2.5" SSD for more storage.

I am logged into my account with Administrator access. Here is what the HDs look like when I open This PC.

When I try to click on the new SSD and access it I receive this error message.

When I attempt to run a format I receive this error message

This is what I get when I right click inside disk management.

As far as I know, nothing is running on the newly installed SSD but I cannot access it or format it.

Anybody know how I can resolve this issue to use the drive and its space?
 
Dec 7, 2019
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well, your windows is using that drive for page file (swap)
and you dont have permissions to access that drive

page file settings:
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/how-to-manage-virtual-memory-pagefile-windows-10,36929.html

permissions u can alter in drive security settings:
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-take-ownership-files-and-folders-windows-10

I'm sorry but I'm a bit confused as to how to resolve it. Do I need to make page file changes or permission changes? Can I do either or do I need to do both?

Is there a possibility of messing the system up somehow?

Edit: So I did the page filing first and then did the permissions and now I have access and was able to format. Do I need to change any of the page filing back?
 
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