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After I restart my computer, my databases doesn't show when I run the command show databases; It only shows the following: information_schema test

If i go to /usr/local/var/mysql, my databases files are there.

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Edit: Now I know you are on OSX I have revised everything!! ...

Do you have an /etc/my.cnf file? if so, cat (display) it to see where it thinks your database files should be (the datadir= line).

If you don't have a my.cnf file, create one as follows:

port = 3306
socket = /tmp/mysql.sock

port = 3306
basedir = /usr/local/mysql/
datadir = /where/your/data/files/are/

From what you are saying, your datadir should be /usr/local/var/mysql/

Restart mysql and see whether the databases turn up.

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I'm actually on osx 10.6.6 –  Rodi01 Mar 22 '11 at 17:14
Ok, I have revised my answer to reflect that you are on OSX –  Linker3000 Mar 22 '11 at 18:03

You may logged into the wrong user. Are you logged in as root? Usually the root user will have access to all the databases. Then you can give privileges to other users.

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I'm logged in as root –  Rodi01 Mar 22 '11 at 17:18

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