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cannot find database on installed app

I've developed an app with an SDF file as the database
The idea was to be able to backup a copy of this SDF file on a pen drive and take to a different machine, so i can access the data

however, i cannot find this file on the installed app
The vb.net app is developed in VS2010 and
i've just done the "publish wizard"
And selected "from a website"
"yes, this app is available online of offline"

properties on the SDF file say
Build Action: content
Copy to output dir: Copy If Newer

What do i need to do to get access to the data?
Microsoft SQL Server 2008Visual Basic.NET

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Nasir Razzaq

On Publish page or project properties, click on Application Files. What is selected against this SDF file?

Have you found the application directory?

Publish status: Data File (auto)
Download group: required
Hash: Include

No i haven't found the app directory.
The desktop icon is of type ClickOnce Application Reference (.appref-ms)
if i open in note pad it refers to the website where i uploaded the app
Nasir Razzaq

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I installed it,  searched for *.exe and ordered by data

Eventually found it VERY DEEP in that folder

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