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I'm running Visual Studio 2013 and upgraded for local db to SQLExpress 2014 ver12.

Everytime I try and access a .mdf I get the enclosed error now:

It's like it's tying to find my previous installed express version? How do I switch it in VS2013 to find the correct version of the db?
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Utkarsh Kulkarni earned 2000 total points
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It seems like file path issue.
The SQL server installation folder is different for 2005/2008/2014 express editions.
Default path for SQL 2008 R2 is like "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\DATA"

Change this to Path to 2014 version folder and it will access the .mdf file.
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Where do I adjust the path?
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by:Utkarsh Kulkarni
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There are following possibilities
1. A app.config has hard coded path to .mdf file

2. Somewhere on the form or in class file, this path has been defined.

Look for ".mdf" in your entire solution & then modify it.
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What error do you get?
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I just went back to SQL express 2012 and now don't have any problems.
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