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Cannot Create MSSQL Database.

May 1st, 2010

File Path is compressed Cannot Create MSSQL Database.

While trying to add Database which I want to name "SimpleCMS" to MSSQL server and trying to put it under App_Data folder, I encountered this error.

Error Details:
An exception occured while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.

The file "you mssql db path here" is compressed but does not reside in a read-only database or filegroup. The file must be decompressed. CREATE DATABASE failed. Some file names listed could not be created. Check related errors.

Cannot Create Database

Most cases this was cause that the Project folder is inside a compressed drive or under a compressed folder, which will save space for your drive.

I just want to share how I resolved this.

Note: That You can uncompressed only the Project folder and leave other compressed.

I'm using windows XP so what I did was 
1.) Right Click on the folder (Project Folder) in General Tab > Click Advanced
2.) Under Compress or Encrypt attributes
3.) uncheck "Compress Contents to save disk space"


From here I can now add the database "SimpleCMS" under the App_Folder inside the Project Folder.

Database Added