- Is it true that for those reasons he/ I could not do this?
No. Look up the WITH MOVE Option
2. If so what can we do?
This syntax should get you started
RESTORE DATABASE [ABC_Dev] FROM DISK = N'YourBackupFile' WITH FILE = 1,
MOVE N'ABC Logical Data File' TO N'D:\Data\ABC_Dev.mdf',
MOVE N'ABC Logical Log File' TO N'L:\Logs\ABC_Dev_log.ldf',
NOUNLOAD, REPLACE, STATS = 5
Do yourself a favor, and invest in yourself. There is so much information about backups and restores available from a simple Google search. You can learn 1000 times more in an a hour of reading than you can by posting on a forum.