SQL Server 2008 R2 - can't find .MDF and .LDF files!
Posted on 2013-02-06
Using SQL Server 2008 R2.
I had a local database on my Windows 7 64-bit laptop. I detached it. But, when I search on my hard drive for the MYDATABASE (database name) I should find a MYDATABASE.MDF and a MYDATABASE.LDF file, right?
Mystery! There is none. Because I have already detached it I cannot look at the path in SQL Server Management Studio. Or so I think - is there somewhere in the database management/logs where I can look to find the path? Or is there some other explanation, such as SQL 2008 R2 makes the data files 'hidden' or something?
Thanks for any help.