I've never attempted something like this before. We had a WAMP installation with WordPress running on my wife's PC, and the Aestan tray menu failed. I figured we need to uninstall and re-install WAMP, which left the data files in .ibd and .frm files along with the core WordPress installation. I'm trying to bring them back to life again to be used. The WAMP people recommended I find a way to restore the database files.
I read a post here (Recover MySQL database from data folder without ibdata1 from ibd files) regarding someone who had the same set of "leftover" files, and was given some advice regarding how to restore using some MySQL utilties. They said, "you can download a MySQL utility that can generate the SQL needed to create the table." I went to Oracle and downloaded the Windows version of their utilities, but there are around 24 .exe files in there! I have no idea which one to use. I was expecting a single app in there, not a collection.
I'm not afraid to try this, but it's not clear which utility(ies) I should use. I'm trusting that the instructions could make sense once I'm actually attempting it. I've been in PHPAdmin a few times so I do know how to make some edits, but doing a restore like this with .ibd and .frm files is new territory for me.
Details: My WAMP installation was using MySQL 5.6.12, and the new WAMP installation uses 5.6.17. The WAMP people said if I restore the database in the 5.6.12 then I'll be able to choose the 5.6.12 setup from the Aestan tray menu. I have made backup copies of the 5.6.12 database files. So I'm ready to attempt this, but would appreciate a little advice from any of you.