Something I do frequently is take a copy of a customer’s database and
mount it on a different machine. When I do that the path where I put the files
is where I want them mounted. But if the path is different from that of the
customer’s server I have to manually edit the “Currrent File
When you open the attach database dialog, you click Add and browse to / select
the MDF file you want to mount.
The “top part” of the form now knows where the file is that you
What I want is a new button or prompt that allows the “Current File
Path” in the Database details section to use that path instead of the path
that’s stored in the file.
Call it what you want: “Set Current File Path from first file selected
above”, maybe a prompt after you select the file: “Use Path of File
Selected as Current File Path” Yes/No…
Maybe an option group:
“Get current file path from:”
“ o Paths stored in MDF File Selected”
“ o Path of file selected”
Whatever, just something that doesn’t require me to click in the Current
File Path box, highlight all the invalid path elements and then manually re-key
them with the actual file path. This is such a time waster and is so frustrating
because the computer already has all the information it needs to update the
Thanks for considering this feature request.