Moving to a new computer?

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Moving to a new computer?

Postby jennska » 22. October 2017 20:48

I have a relatively simple question:
I had a dying computer, from which I have copied all the files in C:/xampp quickly to an external hard-drive, to make sure I wouldn't loose them. I have since then acquired a new computer, how can I copy the Wordpress app and all necessary files, without access to the old PhpAdmin to extract the database? Is that even possible?
Thank you in advance for your time.
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Re: Moving to a new computer?

Postby Altrea » 22. October 2017 21:51


You can simply copy back the whole xampp folder to the same path it was on your previous computer.
That should work without any changes.

If the path needs to change too execute the setup_xampp.bat script once after moving the xampp folder which will change all needed paths.

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