SQL Server Managent Studio not connecting to local machine

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I set up a database on my local machine a few days ago. When I try to connect (as shown in the first image)
I get an error as shown in the second image

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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Try clicking on the down arrow on the Server Name dropdown and select the actual server name and try again.  'local' may not be an adequate ID for it.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Also note that it is installed with an instance name then you need to enter the name in the form of servername\instancename.  Also check services to ensure the SQL server is running and if it is running as in instance the instance name will be in bracket or it could show sqlserver$instance name
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much
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