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How do I make sure uninstalling  Xampp from my desktop won't delete important server files?

Posted on 2011-09-06
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I have xampp installed on my desktop which I'd like to uninstall. However when I installed it a couple of months ago I tried connecting it to the server where we have our intranet and its databases located. My computer is networked to that server where the intranet and its databases are stored. I was unable to setup xampp on my local machine correctly to make edits to our intranet database. I ended up installing phpmyadmin directly on our intranet server and am now able to make changes to the intranet database by accessing phpmyadmin on my server through my web browser.

My question is can I uninstall the xampp on my desktop without fear of deleting any important database files on my company's intranet server? Isn't XAMPP only good for testing on your local machine? When I do an XAMPP uninstall and it asks me to remove the Apache htdocs directory, the mysql data directory, and all other files will it only delete those files on  my local machine or will it delete my database and other important files stored on my company's intranet server? Thanks.
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by:ericova
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Hi Fied,
Maybe i can help your problem :)
If you uninstall your XAMPP the XAMPP will inform you if you want to remove the data. if you choose remove data, that will remove you Htdocs, MysqlDatabase, and anything what you do in Xampp directory.

Feel free to ask again if this solution not help :)
thanks

ericova
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Derokorian earned 500 total points
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Uninstalling XAMPP will not affect files stored remotely (on a different computer). However if you want to be absolutely sure of this you could also disconnect your desktop from the network before uninstalling so it doesn't even have access to accidentally screw something up.
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by:iamdiggnified
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Ericova, I'm aware that uninstalling XAMPP will remove my HTdocs, mysqldatabases, and the rest of the xampp directory. My concern is will it just remove the HT docs and mysql databases that xampp set up on my local machine when I installed it or will it erase the HT docs and mysql databases that I was trying to access on my company's intranet server which i was networked to.
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by:iamdiggnified
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Thanks Derokorian. Pure genius. I disconnected my connection to the server and XAMPP uninstalled successfully and my intranet is still intact.
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