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Hi, I'm using sql 2005 express. I want to restore a database using bak file from another server to my local PC so I can have a copy of that database here.  However, I got the following error.  How can I fix this?  Thanks.
TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
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An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)

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The media family on device 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Backup\meddb.bak' is incorrectly formed. SQL Server cannot process this media family.
RESTORE HEADERONLY is terminating abnormally. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 3241)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=09.00.3042&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=3241&LinkId=20476

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What is the version of the SQL Server of the bak file. If it is 2008 it is probably the case. Other possibility is a corrupt backup file. But I would guess first one is the scenario here.
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The bak file is from 2008.  thank you.
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