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Error Attaching .mdf in SQL Server Management Studio Express

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 01, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
 
I originally had a database setup using SQL Server 2005 Express that was being accessed by a Point-of-Sale client. I would connect to the server using SQL Server Management Studio and everything worked fine. I was out of the office and someone using my machine uninstalled Management Studio. I reinstalled and tried to attach the .mdf file to the database. However I keep receiving this error: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express ------------------------------ Attach database failed for Server 'FRONTDESK-PC\SQLEXPRESS'.  (Microsoft.SqlServer.Express.Smo) For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=9.00.2047.00&EvtSrc=Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.ExceptionTemplates.FailedOperationExceptionText&EvtID=Attach+database+Server&LinkId=20476 ------------------------------ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Express.ConnectionInfo) ------------------------------ Unable to open the physical file "c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\DATA\PRM - THOR.mdf". Operating system error 2: "2(The system cannot find the file specified.)". (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 5120) For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=09.00.


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