Msg 5133, Level 16, State 1, Line 2 Directory lookup for the file "C:\users\Rod\Documents\test.mdf" failed with the operating system error 5(Access is denied.)This explains why an attempt to browse to the **Documents** folder does not succeed. SSMS filters the dialog to only include those locations to which the account used to run SQL Server service has access. Windows 7 is very picky about permissions to private folders such as **Desktop** and **Documents**, which means that you will probably have to consider a different location to store the database and log files. I believe that even if you alter permissions to the Documents folder and grant the SQL Server account full access, the changes you made will be reverted by the OS immediately. Oleg
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