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clear your old database tables (10 posts)

  1. kristiwaite
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    In trying to install WordPress on my site, I uploaded the whole wordpress folder and then tried to delete the folder so it didn't have to say /wordpress. I've taken it completely out and installed the components directly into the root folder but now I get this error:

    You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first.

    What do I do???

  2. haochi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Go into PHPMyAdmin or whatever you are using for database management and delete the tables that were created by WordPress.

  3. doanduy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm Using Host Zymic and I faced the same problem ... can anyone tell me which tables I must drop to reinstall wp ?
    When I can't drop them because of the error :Error: Access denied for user '...' to database 'information_schema'

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    doanduy - see http://wordpress.org/support/topic/127308 for your duplicate post.

  5. Hoosierstu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I too am having this error. My server uses Plesk. When I view the database, it says that it has no tables.
    I have reinstalled the database and changed my wp-config file many times with the same error.

    Please help.

  6. pureportugal
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i'm getting the same error. my database is new, set up specifically for a new wordpress installation, and the tables are empty.

    what's going on? !!!

  7. pureportugal
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    oh, perhaps i should have said. i have had wordpress installed on this domain before. but i'm re-installing with a new database on a new mysql hostname.

  8. figaro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If WP is finding the db, but you are just getting the error that wordpress is already installed, then just open your wp-config.php file and about 2/3 of the way down, find the table prefix. It is probably set to wp_ Change it to something else...like wp1_ and save. This should prompt you to install when you visit your site url. You'll have a second set of tables in the db, but no big deal...won't hurt anything.

  9. pureportugal
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i've already tried that. no joy.
    in any case, the database has no tables!
    anyone got any ideas?
    i'm almost at hair-pulling out stage, grrrrr.

  10. JackM8
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I deleted the tables and still getting "Error establishing a database connection"
    Tried to uninstall all files and re-install wordpress.
    Went to wordpress/wp-admin/install.php
    Same error
    Went to wordpress/wp-admin/index.php
    Same error.

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