Sql-server – SQL Server Restore Error – Access is Denied


I created a database on my local machine and then did a backup called tables.bak of table DataLabTables.

I moved that backup to a remote machine without that table and tried to do a restore but get the following error:

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: The operating system returned the
error '5(Access is denied.)' while attempting
'RestoreContainer::ValidateTargetForCreation' on 'c:\Program
Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\DataLabTables.mdf'.

How do I fix my rights, if that is the problem?

Best Solution

I have just had this issue with SQL Server 2012.

It turns out all I had to do was tick the box marked 'Relocate all files to folder' on the 'Files' section:

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This of course assumes you have the correct version of SQL Server installed.