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help restoring mysql database after an accident
Posted by: Ryan Marker
Date: January 19, 2010 01:42PM

Using MySQL version 4.1.10a-nt. Using Windows XP Pro.

For the last couple of years I've been using a MySQL database for a software application called "Gretag Macbeth." I was attempting to create a backup procedure for this database. On accident I installed the MySQL.exe again without really thinking that MySQL was already installed. When I went into Gretag to connect to my database the software basically said it could not find the database. When I went to c:\program files\mysql\mysql server 4.1\data I could still see a folder with the name of the database I was using. The folder has a bunch of *.frm files. So I attempted to do a Windows XP system restore from the day before. Still unable to connect to the database!

So does anyone know why when I reinstalled MySQL on accident it could no longer connect to mysql database?

Is there any way I can restore my database??

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/19/2010 01:43PM by Ryan Marker.

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