Upgrading from MAMP to MAMP PRO

The MAMP installer has already installed both a version of MAMP and MAMP PRO. The MAMP application is located in “C:\MAMP”. MAMP PRO is located in “C:\MAMPPRO”.

MAMP and MAMP PRO share many of the same installations of servers, tools, and interpreters. MAMP PRO will pick up where you left off in MAMP, so to speak.

Note: MAMP PRO stores database data in a different location than the MAMP application.

  • Open MAMP PRO*.

Click on the MAMPPRO.exe file in “C:\MAMPPRO”.

  • Confirm that servers are running

Press the “Servers” button in the top right corner to start your servers. Your servers should be indicated by ‘On’ under the ‘Servers and Services’ section on the left side of the application.

Your database data will be copied from your MAMP database data folder to your MAMP PRO database data location the first time you start the servers in MAMP PRO. It is important to remember that MAMP PRO only copies your data once.

  • Your MAMP database data is located in “C:\MAMP\db”.
  • Your MAMP PRO database data is located in “C:\Library\application data\appsolute\MAMPPRO\db”.

Problems may occur if you previously demoed MAMP PRO and started your servers. Your data was then copied over. You will be looking at an old copy of your database data if you have now decided to upgrade to MAMP PRO.