Permissions Issue with D-Drive

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I'm new to asking the community for help but this issue really has had me stumped for a few days now.. I've granted administrative permissions to my boot drive and have control of it and am an admin on my account i'm using to troubleshoot. When I try to install anything onto my 1TB HDD (D-Drive) it says I don't have permission to install it to my drive. All my other storage space is full so I need help asap. How can I grant full permission to install what I want on my drive?
 
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It came from a friend but he didn't leave any files on it as far as I know. It has lots of files including a game that I downloaded about 2 weeks back, so I'm guessing it was working before with no problems? Its a Seagate barracuda 1TB internal HDD
 

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Game downloaded from where?

A secondary drive should not have any permission related locations.

I can only think it was some remnants of the previous owner, or something related to this game download.
 
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I downloaded it from epicgames.com it's a trusted sight but I do see now that's a possibility, maybe it corrupted something, I'll try deleting the game file from my drive
 

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If possible, reformat the entire drive.
 
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Not too sure how to do that, I have 0bytes left to do anything, I right clicked the drive from my file explorer then hit "format..." From here I can "restore device defaults" if you think that'll help
 
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I click "format" then a new window opens called "Format New Volume (D:)". I have options for changing "capacity" "file system" "allocation unit size" "restore device defaults" or check/uncheck a box that says "quick format" then at the very bottom it has "start" and "close" boxes
 
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"Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disk utilities or other programs that are using this drive, and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of the drive. Then try formatting again." Then there's an "okay" prompt and nothing else. I closed everything running, restarted my computer and closed everything again before trying to format. Nothing seems to be working hmmm
 

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Screencap of your current Disk Management window, please.
 
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I am not home at the moment, but thinking back I think I unplugged a USB stick from my computer a couple days ago! I think I either forgot to plug it back in or maybe didn't sync it again when I went back on, and maybe it had some kind of software settings or something on the USB stick I just need to plug in again.

This is kind of hypothetical right now but I'll try plugging in me USB stick again later and let you know how it goes
 

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