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need to clear old database tables (I think) (8 posts)

  1. bruceg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I get this error when doing a re-install.

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

    how do I do this?

  2. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Depends. If you have access to phpmyadmin, go in and drop the tables (assuming that is what you really want to do). Sure you don't want to just run "upgrade" since the tables are already in place?

  3. bruceg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    how would I do an "upgrade"?

  4. bruceg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    also, I do have PHPMyAdmn, but when I choose the blog database it says no tables have been created.

  5. Class
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sounds like you have the db created without any tables?

  6. juliocesar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi, I also get this message: 'You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first.'

    I am using Mysql. Can anyone help me? I've tried re-installing wordpress but it leads me to the same thing.... to clear my old database tables.

  7. impulsia
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I had the same problem. then I went to 'upgrade' --> http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/upgrade.php Did the upgrade a view times. After a view times it worked. Lots of errors due to the fact I used plugins (which I de-activated) that still had functions in my theme template somewhere. I had to delete those and now everything works fine.

  8. impulsia
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    eventually it turned out that I did not deleted all of the old wordpress files before upgrading form 1.5 to 2.0, That was causing the problem.

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