I’m new to My SQL. Im trying to trying to change the Data directory location to that of the server Instead of the default C:Program Data/MySQL/MySQL Server 5.5/data. I changed the my.ini file so that the database directory was pointing to the server and then stopped the database server and tried to restart the database. It would not re-start.. I copied the old my.ini file back and the database restarted. I thought, well maybe it can not find the same dabases in the new directory that I had in old directory , so I copied the entired database structure and tried the new my.ini database file again and it still would not restart after I stopped it. ANy suggestions?