Installing MySQL in Wndows


I try to install MySQL in Windows, but after unzipping the downloaded file, I don’t know which file I should execute to start the installation. Can somebody help me?


download the mis installer version and it will install for you. mysql community version

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Hi @kavfam ,
Thanks for the response.

I did download the MSI and the showing folders are the result of this download.

There are so many exe files, but when I try to run them, it gives me error.

ok. Did it not give you the option to install shortcut on desktop and add to path? In case it helps, I have two files on my desktop and the paths are:
(1) MySQL Command Line Client (hardly use this)
Target: “C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\bin\mysql.exe” “–defaults-file=C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\my.ini” “-uroot” “-p”
Start in: “C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\bin”
(the file is mysql.exe, so you can check File Explorer (slow) but most likely its in the BIN folder in your screenshot.)

(2) MySQL Workbench 8.0 CE (use this)
Target:“C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Workbench 8.0\MySQLWorkbench.exe”
Start in: “C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Workbench 8.0”

Hope that helps you get MySQL up and running.