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    Hello everyone,

    I was building a site with WordPress on WampServer, locally, and everything was working fine (a bit of CSS modifications on a child theme, adding pages and contact forms, …). When I restarted my computer, I did not had acces to the ‘Edit’ buttons, and followed some instructions to get them back. Unfortunately, I think I’ve done not proper tasks, and my WampServer installation was not working anymore (red icon, so I followed a lot of instructions to get it to work again, but with no success…).

    So I backed-up C:\wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.5.24\data\bdd (the folder of my database, named bdd) and wp-content, containing my themes, … I then reinstalled WampServer (in parallel with the previous installation, so each one was located either in C:\wamp or C:\wamp2), and WampServer is now working again (both C:\wamp\wampmanager.exe and C:\wamp\wampmanager.exe give a green icon of wampServer, and I can connect to localhost, …). I then reinstalled wordpress in C:\wamp2\www\wordpress, and moved my theme options, which are now back.

    The problem is that I can’t recover my database, which contains every information on the pages I’ve created, their content, … I only have the old folder of the database (C:\wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.5.24\data\bdd), containing the tables, and so on, but I don’t have a *.sql file back-up (created with the ‘Export’ function of phpMyAdmin). The fact is that I could not build this back-up because WampServer was at the moment not working anymore.

    Do you have any suggestions to recover my database without this *.sql file (since I still have the database folder) ?

    Any help would be appreciated 🙂



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  • You can probably copy those old database files into the new location, and restart the server. It works for MySQL on Linux, anyway. Just make sure you are working with copies and not the originals.

    Actually, someone found how to fix the problem 🙂

    I really thanked him, my site is now back, and I’ve done a back-up of the database.

    The problem with Wamp was due to a desinstallation of aestan tray menu. I then reinstalled WampServer. After having reinstalled wordpress in this second folder of wamp, based in C:\wamp2\www and having edited the wp-config.php, I edited the file my.ini located in wamp\bin\mysql\mysqlx-x-x\ in order to give an other folder of location for the databases (outside of the wamp folder). I then reinstalled the previous theme of wordpress and everything came back to normal. (And I now made a backup of my database 🙂 )

    Thanks for your reply !


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