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  • 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???

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

    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’

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

    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.

    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? !!!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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