I know this has been resolved many times including here, but I can't figure this out in my case.
I've been using XAMPP for Mac on Mojave and recently, I updated it to the latest version of - 7.3.1.
Anyway all of my WP local instances stopped working, no matter if I go to
localhost/template2. WordPress always asks to install, but after picking language and then my login I'm getting to a page with countless errors saying
[Table 'wp_users' already exists],
[Table 'wp_usermeta' already exists] and so forth.
wp-config.php for every project and the data there seems right,
WPLANG are correct.
$table_prefix too (default "_wp").
Looks like WP recognises the database after all, upon installation, how can I debug this? Maybe it's related to upgrading PHP and MySQL version?