Question about uninstalling Wampserver
Posted by: fainleog (
Date: May 12, 2016 01:43PM

On my third attempt to install Wampserever I am going thru the checklist very carefully.
I have previously uninstalled WS via the Control Panel and restarted the PC.
One of the checks is to be sure there is no other php.ini or my.ini files in the system.
I do the recommended search and find my.ini in program files/MySQL folder.
So it looks like the uninstall DID NOT remove MYSQL!!
Is that correct?
Should I simply delete the MYSQL folders before doing a new install?

Re: Question about uninstalling Wampserver
Posted by: RiggsFolly (Moderator)
Date: May 12, 2016 02:18PM

The WAMPServer uninstall leaves the MYSQL folder and some of its contents on the system.

Basically uninstall only removes what it placed on the system and not even those files if they were chnaged since the install.

If that folder is where you installed WAMPServer then YES you can delete that folder and subfolders. BUT IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THAT IS A WAMPSERVER INSTALL FOLDER

If it was a wampserver installed folder it would look like \wamp\bin\mysql

Did you or do you have another MYSQL Server installation on your system?

NOTE: It is recommended to install WAMPServer into a root folder i.e. C: or D: etc and not to install it into any folder structure that includes spaces or non simple ascii character.

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Re: Question about uninstalling Wampserver
Posted by: fainleog (
Date: May 12, 2016 04:26PM

My fault - there was an old MYSQL installed on the PC.
I have deleted it.
Thanks again

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