I am in the process of rescuing the content from a WordPress site with a bloated/damaged database. Everything has gone according to plan except for the comments. I can see that the 4000+ comments are indeed in the database's
wp_comments table, and I verified that the IDs of the associated posts are correct, but none of them show up in the WordPress admin area or the front-end. I haven't been able to find where the issue lies.
Maybe someone in the community has an idea for a possible fix? Thanks.
Edit: to clarify, I already moved the content to a new database, the issue happens on the new WordPress installation. The comments were imported to the database when importing the posts through the export/import tool.