After a crash of my PC I'm left with several databases (27Gb in total) that are left on my data drive, while my OS drive (Windows 7) is gone.
I've reinstalled the machine by now (Windows 10) and set up a new MySQL server (via installation of XAMPP). I would like to recover the old databases and add them to the new MySQL server.
What would be the best way to copy/move/restore these databases to the new installation?
The old MySQL install was version 5, but I have no idea what specific version. I could set up a new MySQL install version 5 if needed, but I'd prefer a solution that works regardless of version (within reasonable limits, of course).
I've browsed through two questions that are similar: How to restore MySQL database from Files and Can I restore a MySQL table from a file (non-sql) backup? but they don't address the possible difference in version.