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[resolved] Reconfigure wordpress (localhost version) from recoverd files? (5 posts)

  1. benchwarmer
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi,

    Anyone know how to reverse engineer a database so it can reconnect to saved WordPress files? I had a computer failure. I had a copy of the files on my c: drive where my wamp directory was, but lost my configurations.

    Looking at the wp-config file, I can see the database name, password, etc. but I don't think it's as simple as recreating them in MyPHPadmin (if it is I'm missing a step 'cause it aint workin').

    Anyone go through this before or otherwise have some non-retrospective advice (I've kicked myself enough)?

    Thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 months ago #

    It is absolutely impossible to reverse engineer a WP database from scratch. Do you not have a database backup file?

  3. benchwarmer
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    If you mean .sql.zip then no. Thought I did but either I saved them someplace that wasn't backed-up or I was mistaken.

    What I have is just the files and subfolders in c:wamp.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I'm sorry but, in that case, there is absolutely nothing you can do. :-(

  5. benchwarmer
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Well, it never hurts to ask. It's not a huge deal as the localhost was just a sandbox for my live site. I'll just rebuild it using the same specs.

    Thanks for the response.

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