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I want to switch a WordPress site from a wamp localhost to xampp localhost. Using the Tools > Export, I saved the WordPress content to an XML file. I did not create a similar backup of the MySQL databases (and won't be able to) but have all the files from wamp.

How can I make this transfer without having to install a new version of WordPress? There are important settings in widgets and plugins that I need preserved. I am looking to place the relevant wamp and WordPress files in the correct xampp and WordPress folders.

Thanks in advance.

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I don't know where WAMP and XAMPP keeps the actual database files, but you can move those files from one LAMP install to another. I assume the same is true for moving between WAMP and XAMPP, but I don't know for sure. However, this is off-topic here per the faq. Try Server Fault or Stack Overflow maybe. –  s_ha_dum Feb 21 '13 at 17:01

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The easiest thing by FAR is going to be to fire up MAMP again, create a MySQL dump of the database from phpmyadmin, and then import that into your new XAMP database through phpmyadmin.

If you can't do that, it might still be doable, but will be more work and confusing... I never got it to work right trying copying the files from one folder to the other.

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