August 10th, 2013, 01:32 PM
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Restoring old MySQL database settings
I know this question may be similar to some others posted but think it may be slightly different, so hopefully it's ok.
Basically I just reinstalled Windows as I bought a new HD and I am in the process of copying all the MySQL databases back to the new installation dir; however I'm not sure if it's ok to copy all the default MySQL databases back with it? Those being:
I assume one of these contain details I want to keep such as info about the users and also other stuff like mysql variables - unless that is found in a MySQL .ini file or something?
I'm not 100% sure but I'm pretty sure I'm still using the same version of MySQL. If it matters I am using XAMPP.
So basically my quesion is can I copy the old folders above over the new ones and what are these folders/databases used for exactly (other than the obvious phpmyadmin folder)?