MySQL uses MyISAM as the default storage engine, which is based on older ISAM code but comprises many useful extensions. The MyISAM comprises three files having extensions- .frm, .MYI, and .MYD that are used to properly store the data. The MYI extension in MyISAM storage engine stands for MyIndex and refers to the index file in which table’s indexes are stored.
But, sometimes while working with MySQL, the .MYI file does not open and MySQL displays the following error message:
Can’t find file: .MYI
The specified error message is generated when .MYI file gets corrupt, which can also lead into database corruption. Following can be the reasons for .MYI file damage:
You can repair and restore the database damaged due to corruption of .MYI file, by one of the following ways:
If any corruption is detected, execute the following commands to repair the database table in which corruption is found:
After executing this process, if you still face the same error message then consider the next and the best possible way to repair damaged database file.
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