So, to make a long story short, I moved around some mysql files and then reinstalled mysql. After that, my website says it has a database error, so I viewed the source. It says im missing a file, but I actually do have it. This is a screenshot of phpmyadmin http://puu.sh/8l4FC . You can see only 6 files, but on the left there is a bunch. What's going on here? My files arent corrupt.. are they?
I just copied the actual files locally. I was told by a system administrator that it would be fine, but I guess not. I may have an old back up, but thats depressing if I have to revert back to that. What all is stored in mysql? Will my style changes and permissions be reverted as well, or just user / post / thread / ect data?