copy database in sql server express 2008

What is the best way to copy a database from one instance of sql server express 2008 to another?

Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAsked:
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Backup the database and restoring it in the other instance works wonderfully!

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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
or detach, copy, attach
Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
I like the back-up idea but I tried it and I can't get my sql server to back it up in a place where my local drive can find it.  I tried backing it up to but I am using a third-party back-up utility to schedule back-ups and it won't allow that.  Isn't there any third-party utility that will help me find the db and copy to my local drive?  I really don't want a multi-step process.  I can access it through my sql server enterprise manager but I can't copy because of the express designation.
I like the back-up idea but I tried it and I can't get my sql server to back it up in a place where my local drive can find it

What do you mean exactly?? did you get any errors when trying to backup to an specific folder?
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