Written By Shreyansh Gautam
Updated on February 21st, 2022
Searching for ways to open MDF files? Then, here your search will be ended as in this article I will explain the way to open or access MDF files. So, sit comfortably and just start reading. Users will get to know all about the SQL Server and the different approaches for the concern. So let’s start the article by learning the term SQL Server.
Microsoft SQL Server is the relational database management system (RDMS) that stores data and recovers if it is necessary. Mainly, MDF and LDF files are two types of SQL server database. These files remain located in the SQL Server environment. The database also has NDF data files that are commonly known as non-primary or secondary data files. Out of these, MDF and NDF files both hold the important database information.
But the importance of the MDF file is a little higher in comparison to the NDF file. Thus, one can use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to open an MDF file. Now, many of you are wondering about the procedure so let’s know them.
The MDF files are the log files in the SQL Server Database files thus, it is difficult to open them. Users can open the MDF file only by attaching them. Once the user attaches the MDF file, they will view its database in the object explorer of SQL Server Management Studio(SSMS). Users can perform these steps to open MDF for free. These are-
Now, users get to know the whole procedure to open MDF file in SQL Server using the above steps. Users can easily perform these steps if it doesn’t go well then it indicates the presence of corruption. One can fix this corruption by opting for an alternative tool.
Users can try SQL Database Recovery to repair corrupt MDF and NDF files of SQL Server database. The software is highly compatible and supportive of Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000.
One should be aware of the different techniques to protect their database. These steps will be helpful for the users to open MDF file online with ease. Some of them are written below-
One can easily open MDF files by using the manual procedure. Sometimes due to some corrupt MDF file, it doesn’t go as well as it expected. Thus, it is necessary to repair these corrupt MDF files. One can repair these files by using the SQL Database Recovery tool. The tool is built with higher GUI and thus easy to conduct.
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