How to find the MySQL data directory from command line in Windows?

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To find the MySQL data directory, we can simply use the variable datadir. Let us see how to use the variable with select statement.

The query is as follows −

mysql> select @@datadir;

Here is the output

| @@datadir                                   |
| C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\Data\ |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Now we can reach the directory from the above sample output.

Here is the snapshot that displays the MySQL data directory.

Published on 21-Dec-2018 09:44:09