Can’t select database after reinstall xampp

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Can’t select database after reinstall xampp

Postby mikymedia » 27. November 2016 14:09

hi .. :wink:
my name is mike im kind of new at this ..so i appreciate any help.
i started to work on a new site [localhost]then after a month i had a problem with the xampp control panel so i reinstall it .
i did a copy of the htdocs folder and the wordpress site folder.. so after the installation i copy them back to the new xampp folder
the thing is i get this "Can’t select database" and i dont know how to conect them back again !
thanks a lot
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Re: Can’t select database after reinstall xampp

Postby JJ_Tagy » 27. November 2016 19:59

Hope you made a backup if the entire xampp folder. Just note that the control panel is only an "add-on" component. You don't need to reinstall the full package just for the control panel.
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Re: Can’t select database after reinstall xampp

Postby Nobbie » 27. November 2016 22:21

mikymedia wrote:i did a copy of the htdocs folder and the wordpress site folder..


Thats not sufficient, did you backup the most important data folder of MySQL?
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Re: Can’t select database after reinstall xampp

Postby mikymedia » 30. November 2016 15:00

HI...i didnt know its going to effect this folders so no i didnt !
but ..i found older backup of the entire xampp folder so i copy it instead of the new one
and thank god it works great ..
i just have a few extra hours to rework on the site to catch up .
another lesson in life (:
what backups should i do instead of copy all the xampp folder ?
i appreciate your help a lot !!
thanks
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Re: Can’t select database after reinstall xampp

Postby JJ_Tagy » 30. November 2016 15:06

mikymedia wrote:what backups should i do instead of copy all the xampp folder ?

None. The XAMPP folder and all the subfolders should contain everything unless you deliberately created something outside that folder.
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Re: Can’t select database after reinstall xampp

Postby mikymedia » 30. November 2016 15:33

OK great ..
thanks a lot (:
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