Documentation Home
MySQL Installation Guide
Related Documentation Download this Excerpt

5.5.4 Initializing the Data Directory

If you installed MySQL using the noinstall package, you may need to initialize the data directory:

  • Windows distributions prior to MySQL 5.7.7 include a data directory with a set of preinitialized accounts in the mysql database.

  • As of 5.7.7, Windows installation operations performed using the noinstall package do not include a data directory. To initialize the data directory, use the instructions at Section 9.1.1, “Initializing the Data Directory Manually Using mysqld”.


User Comments
User comments in this section are, as the name implies, provided by MySQL users. The MySQL documentation team is not responsible for, nor do they endorse, any of the information provided here.
Sign Up Login You must be logged in to post a comment.