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hey guys i've fiddled about with my mysql datadir and i've buggered it! what have i done wrong please :

C:\WINDOWS\system32>net start mysql57
The service is starting or stopping.  Please try again later.

so my - my.ini and data folder was in

C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.7

i copied all the files/folders into


stopped mysql and edited the my.ini inside the C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.7 directory.



edited: under [mysqld]


i have no error log and now i'm completely stuck....i'd like to know how it is done, worst comes to the worst i can just reinstall mysql 5.7 and leave it alone :)


thank you





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