Unable to access D:\ after reinstall

I reinstalled windows on a partitioned drive and was told it would leave my D:\ alone.  Now when I try to access it reads D:\ is not accessible.  The parameter is incorrect.   Please tell how how I can access the D; drive .  In Computer Management is shows D: as healthy primary and (RAW)
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You may be able to recover D: by running chkdsk on it.  I'd do a complete copy (byte-for-byte) of the drive first, though.
Kapil SharmaTech Geek :)Commented:
What is the result after running command chkdsk? If its not working, then simply format the drive.
tcandsAuthor Commented:
how do I do a byte for byte copy of a drive I cant access
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fred hakimRetired ITCommented:
check your drive partitions.  I use minitool partition wizard.

see:  https://www.partitionwizard.com/

you can find a link to their free and paid versions there.  The free will work just fine to look at and explore the contents of your disk partitions and assign the drive letters  correctly.
Sounds like a permission issue.  If you reinstalled Windows and the D:\ partition is not accessible anymore then it's an expected result because that partition was owned by user whose SID doesn't exist anymore.

Use the account with administrator privilege to take ownership of the D partition before you can access it.

On W10 you would ... "Right click on the D partition > properties > security tab > beside owner hit the change button > select a local admin account > select the "Replace owner on subcontainers and object" check box > click OK"    Other Windows version will have similar settings.

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I would try Wayne88's suggestion before running chkdsk as his should be non-destructive (and should be a lot quicker).

I hadn't run into permissions issue at the partition/drive level before.
tcandsAuthor Commented:
To Wayne88  in computer management/disk management  I go to the d: drive and next properties.  I don't see a security tab. I see General, Tools, Hardware, Sharing, Previous Versions, and Customize.  My login is as admin to laptop.  Am I missing something?  Also Make Partition Active is greyed out
tcandsAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much for assist and patience
Sorry for the late reply.  If you don't see the security tab then perhaps you weren't using an account with administrator privileges.  If you're still having issues please provide a screenshot of what you see.
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