After installing MySQL 8.0 I made some changes to the my.ini file and the service failed to start. I reverted the changes and MySQL 8.0 would still not start. I then uninstalled and reinstalled. MySQL started with the new install. This time I decided to make a backup of the MySQL file and then simply open the my.ini file in notepad, make no changes and just save the file. MySQL 8.0 would again start and then immediately stop with out logging errors.
I then renamed the unedited my.ini file with no changes to my.ini.bad and renamed the my.ini copy to my.ini and MySQL would start again.
I compared the differences in the files and see nothing different on the file permissions.
I can't seem to edit the file at all. Any save even without changing the file prevents MySQL from running.
Notepad is changing the filesize from 17464 to 17467 with out any editing.
How do I edit the my.ini file and also have MySQL start?