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Need to recreate a localhost install without exported database (5 posts)

  1. timoxo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, here's the thing - I had a local WordPress site installed on a PC that has died (hard disk failure). I had backed up the site, but only in terms of copying all the WP files and folders. When trying to recreate the site on a new PC, I can't work out how to reconfigure it in a new installation of WP and WAMP. I have also tried this on a MAC using MAMP. It seems I first needed to export the dbase from the dead machine, but as I can't do this, is there any way of recreating the site without rebuilding from scratch? I had only built pages and created about 6 posts, so I'm not sure what info would have been included in the original dbase. Any help greatly appreciated! I could reinstall on either PC or Mac.
    Thanks,
    Tim

  2. 2ninerniner2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unfortunately, all those pages and posts were stored in the database. Without the database, you don't have much of a choice other than to start from scratch.

  3. timoxo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, just as I feared. I guess I'll see if I can make a hard disk recovery.

  4. timoxo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    One more thing on this - it seems I may be able to retrieve data from my hard drive but not boot up and use WAMP to export the database. Does anyone know whether I can extract the database from the drive without exporting directly from WAMP?
    Hopefully,
    Tim

  5. michalzuber
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you can recover your harddisk you could download the database .MYD and .MYI files. This link https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1357258/restore-mysql-server-from-myd-myi-files-windows may help. The key is to find the MYI and MYD files and those should be copied.

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