|This assumes version 5.7. If your version differs, substitute it for 5.7 in what follows.
1. If you installed the 64-bit version, it is likely in c:\program files\MySQL\MySQL server 5.7\. If not, search for mysqld.exe in Windows Explorer. When you find it, add the full path to that bin folder to the system path. After you reboot, you can run any MySQL executable without a path reference.
2. Create a desktop or quick launch shortcut to open a command window that invokes:
c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe3. Save to somewhere on the system path, with a short & punchy name like
mysql -uUSR -pPWDsubstituting your values for
Last updated 26 Sep 2016