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  • I’ve working with WordPress and MAMP on my computer locally for about a month. I was trying to export the database when something went wrong and I could no longer view my wordpress locally (localhost:8888). Long story short:

    I’ve completely erased wordpress and MAMP from my computer. I reinstalled both, but when I run the “wp-admin/install.php” install like before, I get a very very long error message (here is just a segment of it):

    WordPress database error: [Table ‘wordpress.wp_users‘ already exists]
    CREATE TABLE wp_users ( ID bigint(20) unsigned NOT NULL auto_increment, user_login varchar(60) NOT NULL default ”, user_pass varchar(64) NOT NULL default ”, user_nicename varchar(50) NOT NULL default ”, user_email varchar(100) NOT NULL default ”, user_url varchar(100) NOT NULL default ”, user_registered datetime NOT NULL default ‘0000-00-00 00:00:00’, user_activation_key varchar(60) NOT NULL default ”, user_status int(11) NOT NULL default ‘0’, display_name varchar(250) NOT NULL default ”, PRIMARY KEY (ID), KEY user_login_key (user_login), KEY user_nicename (user_nicename) ) DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8

    Since the table tells me everything already exists….how do I erase the original tables so I can load cleanly?

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  • Same bloody problem here.. I’ve dropped the table manually, cleaned it out of mysql, recreated it, granted privileges again, ran a fresh install using that DB name and I get this god damn error every time. I could easily just make a new DB but that isn’t the point, why the hell are these errors popping up in the first place when the database is completely empty upon hitting the install button?



    I’m having the same problem. I initially tried reinstalling because there was a password issue. So I attempted to reinstall WordPress. But now I’m seeing what lengths jmbice went through so I don’t know what to do. I’ve looked elsewhere on the net and found no solution. I’m trying to earnestly learn how to use WordPress and now I can’t even install it. Is there any other way to install WordPress so that it runs?

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