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Re: Mysql Administrator error "Could not find settings"
Posted by: Colin Hume
Date: November 26, 2006 12:47PM

This happens because MySQL Administrator cannot find the location of your My.ini file. To correct this, go to Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services and check the Properties entry (right-mouse click) against MySQL.

What you are looking for is 'Path to executable:'.

This probably reads as
C:\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe MySQL

It needs to be changed to
"C:\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe" --defaults-file="C:\WINDOWS\MY.INI" MySQL

The only way I have found of doing this is to alter the Registry, using Regedit.

The key to be changed is

You need to modify the key to read as above, including the quotes.

Stop and restart the MySQL service, and MySQL Administrator should then work correctly.

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