Is it possible to backup files from a old hard drive without having access to phpmyadmin? Could someone point me in the right direction?

  • what do you have access to? just files? – Bainternet Apr 17 '12 at 9:07
  • Yes, I have the entire www file saved in the wamp folder locally on my computer. I want to know where the database for all of the WordPress Database files are so I can move to another HardDrive. – Josh Apr 18 '12 at 1:50
  • The files are located here. \wamp\bin\MySQL\mysql...\data thanks to Grant H for the help. Ok, So I found the files but how do I import these table files to the database? I've done heaps of Google searching buy can't seem to find the best way to do it. – Josh Apr 18 '12 at 3:44
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Don't know if it's the best way but her is a very simple way to do it:

  1. Install a new copy of WAMP.
  2. Copy the files from the old HD to you newly installed wamp \bin\mysql\mysql...\data folder.
  3. Log in to phpmyadmin (that comes with WAMP) and create a dump of the database
  • How do I create a dump of the database? – Josh Apr 19 '12 at 9:45
  • In phpmyadmin you have an export option. – Bainternet Apr 19 '12 at 11:43

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