How to Update XAMPP 1.8.3 to the Latest Version?

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How to Update XAMPP 1.8.3 to the Latest Version?

Postby shrinitech » 15. May 2015 08:19

Hi friends,

I currently have XAMPP 1.8.3 and I want to update to the latest version i.e. XAMPP 5.6.8. I have many databases and websites locally in XAMPP folder.

I tried updating with the following method-

I took the backup of htdocs folder and data folder (subfolder of mysql folder) and replaced both after installing the new XAMPP version.

But mysql service is not starting when I replaced data folder.

Can anyone help me with this? Well can I expect "auto updater" feature for XAMPP in the next version :) ?
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Re: How to Update XAMPP 1.8.3 to the Latest Version?

Postby mark.mcdonald » 15. May 2015 17:07

An alternative method would be to:
Using the existing 1.8.3 xampp - Extract all databases into .sql file
Copy out the current working xampp installation to somewhere safe (my documents, desktop, whatever).

Using a freshly downloaded copy of 5.6.8 - install to the same directory as the previous version (ideally using the exe)
run xampp as is and go to localhost to make sure it works by default.
Now go to phpmyadmin (mysql database) and import the .sql file you exported from your previous installation.
Copy the subfolders from your htdocs and see if it runs like it should.
Best of luck.
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