I've never seen an unwound D string, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. Regarding the problem you've been having with this string where it passes over the saddle, maybe the edge of the saddle is too sharp at this point and is damaging the string. I'd check out this edge and, if it's indeed too sharp, then I'd round off this spot a little bit with a piece of sandpaper. Don't take off too much material, as you don't want to alter the action -- just enough to dull the edge if it's sharp and keep it from digging into the string.The D string shouldn't be unwinding or breaking where it crosses the saddle. You could also change to a different brand of string and see if that brings better results.
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