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Update HeidiSQL fixes "HeidiSQL cannot find libmariadb.dll - despite VC++ 2015-2019 redistributable installed"

DavidEsp's profile image DavidEsp posted 1 month ago in General Permalink

Recording this for posterity and potentially to help others...

It's the first time I have used HeidiSQL. I am using it on Windows 10 (latest updates) in conjunction with MariaDB 10.6.3.

Initially, in HeidiSQL Session Manager, when I clicked [Open], it complained that libmariadb.dll could not be located.

Searching this very forum, on "libmariadb", I found what at first seemed a likely explanation at (not allowed to post links yet - sorry) - "VC++ 2015 redistributable" needed to be present. However when I checked my system, "VC++ 2015-2019 (backwards compatible) redistributable" was already installed on my system.

Finally I updated HeidiSQL to the latest version (11.3.0) and that works fine. I have no idea whether it was the newness of the new version or something about the installation process (for that new version) that fixed this. Just glad it's fixed !

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