Last answered:

16 Dec 2021

Posted on:

04 Nov 2021


Path conflict when installing MySQL

When I tried to install as per the steps mentioned in the video, I get the option of selecting the versions of server and workbench to download, After I selected the latest version and tried to move forward with the installation, I get a path conflict. The screenshot of the path conflict for reference is attached below. Kindly provide me with the solution.image

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Posted on:

16 Dec 2021


Hi Deep!
Thanks for reaching out.

It seems that you have previously installed MySQL. So, you need to first uninstall MySQL and then install it again.
To remove MySQL Workbench and Server from your Windows computer, you need to go through the following 4 steps (with no exception). Make sure you complete all of them to finish the operation successfully:

  1. Uninstall MySQL from Control Panel/Programs and Features
  2. Uninstall MySQL from the start menu/Firewall/Allow an App through Windows Firewall (if found there)
  3. Remove all files from drive C:/ProgramData/MySQL (if this folder is hidden on your computer, you could search for %programdata% in the start menu)
  4. Remove all files from the Windows registry. To complete this step, you need to search for regedit in the start menu. Then, remove all files from the MySQL folder in the regedit editor.

You must complete all steps from 1) to 4) before you can restart your computer and retry installing the MySQ Workbench and Server again.

Hope this helps.


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