Troubleshooting: Restore error - The file ‘C:\AutoCount Data\AED AAA.Data.mdf” is compressed but does not reside in a read-only database or file group

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Question: When I try to create or restore a new database, system shows me an error: The file ‘C:\AutoCount Data\AED_AAA.Data.mdf” is compressed but does not reside in a read-only database or file group. The file must be decompressed...What should I do?

Version: 1.8 / 1.9 / 2.0

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Possible Reason:

AutoCount Data folder is being compressed. Once the folder is compressed, it cannot be restored or you can not create a new database under this folder.


Decompress the AutoCount Data Folder.

Go to C:\AutoCount Data, right click on AutoCount Folder and click on Properties.

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Click on Advanced.

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Uncheck the Compress contents to save disk space and click on OK to save the setting.

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You will be able to restore or create a new database under AutoCount Data folder.

By: Soh Wee 180115, KM 190314, P180322

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