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Connect a restored SQL database to SQL 2008 Express

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.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008Storage SoftwareMicrosoft SQL Server 2005Acronis

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8/22/2022 - Mon

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.

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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this doesn't open the .mdb file.
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actually it just did...thank you?
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