I'm trying to migrate the data at my company from Excel to mySQL so I'm very new at this. I just installed the latest mySQL package via the standard installer and when I try a new connection (I'm trying to get through the mySQLTutorial) the error pops up:

MySQLWorkbench.exe - No disk

There is no disk in drive. 
Please insert disk in drive \Device\Harddisk\DR2

My setup for the new connection is as follows:

Connection name: local
Connection method: Standard (TCP/IP)

Port: 3306
Default schema: ""

Anyone have any ideas? I'm completely at a loss here...

  • So, I assume you are working on a Windows platform? – Mark Stewart Jan 29 at 16:53
  • My bad, yes I'm working with Windows 7 64bits – FranciscoRZ Jan 29 at 18:04

Did you install that on network share? Please try reinstall only workbench using this package https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/ and use default location c:\program files .... Maybe you didn't install MySQL Workbench Windows Prerequisites. You can find links on the same download page.

Regards, Marcin

  • Marcin, Thanks for taking the time to answer. The entire MySQL installation is on my C:/ drive. In my installed programs, I've got Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 and Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005/2008/2010/2012/2013/2017 in both x64 and x86. I've even tried repairing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redist but it had no effect. When I tried installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redist it failed because it already detected the program on my PC (I'm guessing this has something to do with the other versions I have). Do you think I actually need to downgrade my redist? – FranciscoRZ Jan 31 at 9:21

I fixed this by changing the path of the configuration file from

%ProgramData%\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\my.ini


C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\my.ini

in MySQL Workbench.

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