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MDF file won't copy

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I have detached a database mdf file from SQL Server, but when I try to copy it, I get the error that it's being used by another process or person.  All of my programs are closed except for Windows Explorer.  What am I doing wrong?

Thank you in advance.
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stop the Ms SQL service and then try it.

it should work

thanks,
SASI
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some of the connection still refering to file data, try to close connections forcefully.
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Hi,

Stop SQL Server Services and do it.
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I got it to work!  Thank you!
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