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I just detached a sql server express database but not sure where to find it.  where does it  detach to?
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by:Lee Savidge
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Reattach and right mouse click and choose properties and look at the file locations. Reattach will look in the default location for the databases.

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by:rajkumartech
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You can find it in the data folder of the sql .
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Alpesh Patel earned 2000 total points
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By default you can get your database mdf and ldf files @ "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data"
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by:Lee Savidge
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That depends on the version of Windows or where they were installed in the first place. It is quickest to reattach, check  properties, detach and then navigate to the files.

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by:Isaac
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I'm using windiws 7.  I need to know where it is located when it was detached so I can reattach.

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by:Anthony Perkins
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Have you tried the Windows 7 search utility?  I suspect it would take you under 5 minutes to search your computer for anything remotely like *.mdf.

Just a thought.
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by:Aaron Shilo
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hi

just type SP_HELPFILE under the Master database.
your database files are probably under the same path.

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