Startup problems with 5.2.35? Get

In the latest release of MySQL Workbench (5.2.35), we received a number of reports that some people upgrading over a previous installation ended up in not being able to launch MySQL Workbench afterwards, instead receiving an error such as Access to the path ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Workbench CE 5.2.35\db_utils.pyc’ is denied. The cause for that seems to be a problem with access privileges on files that are created when Workbench is run. If you run into that problem, a possible workaround should be to start Workbench with elevated privileges one time. To do this, right-click the Workbench application icon in your startmenu and select “Run as administrator”. Please leave a comment whether this workaround solves the reported problem for you.

UPDATE: A new msi package has been uploaded, which resolves this issue. You can download it from the usual location.

9 thoughts on “Startup problems with 5.2.35? Get”

  1. On the Mac after upgrading to 5.2.35, I’m getting the following error when attempting to launch a Server Administration session: QueryError: Error executing ‘You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘plugins’ at line 1′
    show plugins.
    SQL Error: 1064

    I am able to open a SQL Development session without issue.

  2. I was running a newly installed instance and got this issue the first time I tried to open it manually (i.e. not directly launched by the installer) – your workaround worked fine, many thanks for that!

  3. on a brand new laptop installed the latest Ran in to the same issue as Dan Brown, except the work around did not work. It’s a bit underwhelming no?

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