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I can not find my.cnf on my windows computer [duplicate]

Posted by: admin November 1, 2017 Leave a comment

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Here is my answer:

  1. Win+R(shortcut for ‘run’), type services.msc, Enter
  2. You could find an entry like ‘MySQL56’, right click on it, select properties
  3. You could see sth like “D:/Program Files/MySQL/MySQL Server 5.6/bin\mysqld” –defaults-file=”D:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\my.ini” MySQL56

Full answer here:
https://stackoverflow.com/a/20136523/1316649

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To answer your question, on Windows, the my.cnf file may be called my.ini. MySQL looks for it in the following locations (in this order):

  • %PROGRAMDATA%\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.7\my.ini, %PROGRAMDATA%\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.7\my.cnf
  • %WINDIR%\my.ini, %WINDIR%\my.cnf
  • C:\my.ini, C:\my.cnf
  • INSTALLDIR\my.ini, INSTALLDIR\my.cnf

See also http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/option-files.html

Then you can edit the config file and add an entry like this:

[mysqld]
skip-grant-tables

Then restart the MySQL Service and you can log in and do what you need to do. Of course you want to disable that entry in the config file as soon as possible!

See also http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/resetting-permissions.html

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Windows 7 location is: C:\Users\All Users\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\my.ini

For XP may be: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\my.ini

At the tops of these files are comments defining where my.cnf can be found.

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You can find the basedir (and within maybe your my.cnf) if you do the following query in your mysql-Client (e.g. phpmyadmin)

SHOW VARIABLES

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you can search this file : resetroot.bat

just double click it so that your root accout will be reset and all the privileges are turned into YES

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Start->Search->For Files and Folders->All Files and Folders

type “my.cnf” and hit search.