How to solve MySql not starting in MAMP problem?

In mac if you have ever encountered a problem that MySQL suddenly stopped working then i have a solution to your problem. I have recently encountered this problem in my Mac OS Sierra. Apache server is working but mysql is not. The solution is to navigate to the mysql folder, in my case its,

/Applications/MAMP/db/mysql56/

and remove all the files except folders. Then restart MAMP again. This has perfectly worked in my case. Hope it helps you. If it helped please do not forget to comment below. Thanks.

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2 Comments on “How to solve MySql not starting in MAMP problem?”

  • Jessica wrote on 30 November, 2016, 21:12

    thanks so much!! it worked perfectly!

  • Diane Chan wrote on 16 January, 2017, 14:17

    Brilliant! Thank you so very much for sharing. Spent all day looking high and low for the solution. Various other fixes were not working. This did the trick for me and saved me a big headache. Again, many, many thanks. 🙂

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