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Development Tools Database Foundations Installing MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench Installing MySQL Server and Workbench on Windows

Saira Bottemuller
Saira Bottemuller
Courses Plus Student 1,749 Points

MySQL Workbench - Installed Full Version in Installer, can't locate workbench now?!

Hi everyone! I am taking the Deep Dive on Database Foundations right now, and I wento MySQL.com and installed their web community version, the full version which is supposed to include both client-side and server side (Andrew chose the Developer Default, but I wanted everything I could get my hands on to explore so I chose "Full")...and in the video, his starts automatically once he's finished installation and setup.

Mine didn't autostart, and now I can't find anything in the MySQL directory that's listed as Workbench or anything similar, and I did a full search of my hd and it's not finding anything either. I went back to the website and manually went through and searched for what I need again, and ended up downloading the same file/installer again, which just took me to a screen in the wizard showing that I've already got everything installed in the package - although Workbench isn't listed, and it was Workbench that I searched for on the MySQL website. It's starting to feel like a Monday. boooo..... Any ideas? Is it maybe listed as something other than "Workbench"? Is it either of "MySQL Server 5.6 - Command Line Client Unicode" or "MySQL Server 5.6 Command Line Client Command Line Shell"? I'm so lost.

2 Answers

jeremy rackley
jeremy rackley
22,336 Points

Have you tried to open the default mysql port? it is port 3306 so it would be similar to localhost:3306

also you could run MySQLWorkbench -help in the cmd line