Fix: MySQL MAMP PRO – Neverending “Loading”

So Today I encountered a weird bug in MAMP PRO 2.0.1:

After doing a restart of MAMP PRO, MySQL was loading, but didn’t load. None of the settings were accessible, even after I killed everything and restarted it. This happens when you add a new “host”, and don’t specify the file-path (“Disc Location”). To get out of the loop here is what you have to do:

  1. Start MAMP PRO
  2. Open Terminal
  3. Enter: /Applications/MAMP/bin/


p.s. Ohh, and if you’re not to happy about using a Terminal, easy pie. You just have to actually go to your MAMP folder in Applications, open up “bin” folder, and double clickaty on your “”. (opening Terminal is a little quicker though…)

      • HI all,I am trying to concent via my MacBook to mySQL on my iMac where MAMP is running but no luck. Local mySQL access is working great.I read that I have to set the bind address to the IP of the Mac where MAMP is running but I am not able to edit the my.cnf file. When I restart MAMP it replaces the my.cnf file with the same old content and overwrites my changes.Anybody with a good resource on how to concent via LAN to MAMP mySQL? Thanks for any hint!Andreas

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