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Connect a restored SQL database to SQL 2008 Express

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I have a SQL database I backed up from Acronis which I restore to a folder. I would like to connect to this database however having problems, says the file can't open the database and errors out. I'm using SQL Express database was restored from Acronis.
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by:ste5an
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What have you tried to attach the database*? What are the error messages*?

btw, depending on the Acronis version, you may have a corrupted database file(s),

*) Post your script and its output.
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Acronis does scare me, it's an old version of Acronis.

I go into SQL Studio Express / File / Open point to the .mdf file and get the following error:

sql error
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Wrong approach. Right click on the server node in the object explorer and choose attach database.
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this doesn't open the .mdb file.
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actually it just did...thank you?
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Attach database
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