I've never done this before, but assuming a scenario where you've lost the MASTER database, have no good backups, but do still have good user database (MDF) files, it may be possible to re-attach the database. There is a special FOR ATTACH clause of the CREATE DATABASE statement that is intended to re-create the database from the MDF. The ATTACH_REBUILD_LOG clause will also rebuild the transaction log (LDF) file.
However, if you have transparent database encryption (TDE) enabled on the database, the above is not an option, because essential encryption keys are contained in the master database. TDE is intended to prevent this type of database recovery in the event that a thief steals your database server box or gains remote access to the storage.
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