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    Viewing a MDF database in Access 2010

    I have a database, Northwind.mdf.

    I want to view it in Access 2010 or any other Database Programs like Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

    Could someone help me through the steps to do this?

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    Northwind is (or used to be) the standard test / sample database that came with Access.
    double clicking on it in it's folder should open it as the file extension is associated with Access.

    Or open Access and then File>Open and select it.

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    MDF files are sql server databases generally. You'll need to get a copy of SQL Server Management Studio (express is free) and then attach the database file. You'll perhaps need a matching log file (.ldf) too.


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