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Server.EnumDetachedDatabaseFiles Method (String)


Enumerates a list of detached database files.

Namespace:   Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)

public StringCollection EnumDetachedDatabaseFiles(
	string mdfName


Type: System.String

A String value that specifies the file name for which to limit the results.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection

A StringCollection system object value that contains a list of detached database file names.

Use this method to obtain the names of all detached database (.mdf and .ndf) files on the instance of SQL Server. 


Server srv = new Server("(local)");
StringCollection sc = srv.EnumDetachedDatabaseFiles("C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft SQL Server\\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\\MSSQL\\DATA\\DetachedDatabase.mdf");
foreach (String s in sc)


$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")

$sc = $srv.EnumDetachedDatabaseFiles("C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\DetachedDatabase.mdf")

Foreach ($s in $sc)
   Write-Host $s
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