XAMPP & MySQL
I downloaded XAMPP for Windows, I'm running Windows7.
I went into FireFox browser and typed "localhost" & just have a blank screen. The XAMPP home page doesn't appear.
I go to Advanced System Settings, click on Environment Variables to edit "Path" and I have this...
C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\;C:\Program Files (x86)\ActiveState Komodo Edit 5\;%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;c:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Roxio Shared\DLLShared\;C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\
They want me to add \;C:\XAMPP\mysql\bin. To the end of the "path"
It pretty much has it in there already and it didnt work.
If I leave it and dont edit the "path" and type "mysql" after C:\users\scotty> in the command line.
My response is... mysql is not recognized as an internal or external command.
Excuse me for stating the obvious but, if that truly is your file path, you have not added C:\XAMPP\mysql\bin to the path. It is not "pretty much there already." There are 2 other mysql directories on the path that are probably also needed, but not the XAMPP\mysql\bin directory.
The error message makes total sense. Fix the file path as "they" want you to.