Article ID: 119330, created on Dec 26, 2013, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 11.5 for Windows


During upgrade mysql with mysql-installer-web-community-, I cannot start Mysql server. It fails with error:

    The system cannot find the files specified


Mysql service has invalid path.


  1. Open windows services (Start->run ->Services.MSC)

  2. Find service with name "Mysql Server" and check path, it should be something like that:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\Databases\MySQL51\bin\mysqld.exe" "--defaults-file=C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\Databases\MySQL\Data\my.ini" MySQL
  3. Make sure that Mysql folder and executable file mentioned above exist by this path.

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