open SQL right click on the database click properties then files
this show you the path of where the database is
STOP the SQL
all you need to do copy the .Mdf and the .Ldf to a safe place
then when you have rebiuld the PC install SQl again then right click on the database and attach the .Mdf file again
hope this help
See clear as mud
the aim is store once, not store multiple times
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