Why isn’t my imported database showing up? install.php pops up and adds new tables to the database
I imported my live sites SQL backup into Xampp. I have named the new database
wordpress and configured
wp-config.php with the database name
root, empty password.
Then I went to localhost/wordpress and it prompted me to
install.php and I entered site name, user, password, e-mail etc. I then logged in and noticed my posts were not there. So I checked the database and there was a new set of tables added. So I selected all of them and dropped them hoping it would activate the backup I have in there. No luck. I went to localhost/wordpress and
install.php prompted me for the same info and again created those tables in the database.
I also saw several posts suggesting to delete the
index.html in Xampp so I did that and it did nothing.
How do I view the data from the backup I have in the database?