philosophaie — 2012-11-10T19:03:15-05:00 — #1
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?
dr_john — 2012-11-15T09:31:54-05:00 — #2
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.
wwb_99 — 2012-11-15T11:56:45-05:00 — #3
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.