Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

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

Saira Bottemuller
PLUS
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