I downloaded an MVC template
onto my development machine a dropped it into the projects
folder in my user profile (C:\Users\jdana\projects\g
vcspa). An MDF and LDF file came along for the ride with the template. They're located here: C:\Users\jdana\projects\gl
ata. For the life of me, I can't get SQL Server Management Studio to read from or attach to any MDF file in my user profile. (I'm running MSSQL 2014 Standard on a Windows 7 box.) Here's what I've tried thus far.
I gave my local login account ownership of the projects folder and all child folders (making sure to logout/login afterwards).
I checked login associated with the MSSSQLSERVER Windows Service, it's NT Service\MSSQLSERVER. I gave this login full permissions to the project folder (making sure to logout/login afterwards).
Finally, I launched SQL Server Management Studio with a right-click Run As Administrator.
None of this worked. My user profile folder remains inaccessible to SQL Server Management Studio.