Cannot Access my WD Passport External Hard Drive

I've done a lot of research trying to figure out why I cannot access my external hard drive. It shows up on my disk management but I cannot initialize it. I don't know if my external drive is damaged or I have to do something from the computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I would like to access my files.

When I try to initialize it, it pops up with a box that says "Access Is Denied".
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  1. Its a security issue due to permissions, put it back on the original machine and make sure “Everyone” has “Full Control” access to the drive in the drives permissions list.
  2. Me too facing te same issue. Can you please let me know if you get any tips.

    Thanks,
    Prakeerth
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