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    Found my sql database in WP root folder. May have accidentally uploaded with another file.

    While manually downloading a BU with FTP today, I found a copy of my sql database in the root folder. The only way I think it could have gotten there is that I accidentally dragged it along with another file as an upload to the root folder.
    I had been having some issues with my website so today I did a GoDaddy restore from 2 days ago, and a PhpMyAdmin download as well. Thus I have multiple copies locally of the database.
    I presume I can delete the copy of the database that is in the root folder.
    Any cautions or possible issues that might arise? Thanks.

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    Great! That seemed reasonable to me. When I started using WordPress, I knew about 5% of what was necessary even as a beginner.

    I've learned exponentially since then—mostly by making mistakes—but may be cautious when "What happens if I do this?" blows things up. Thanks.

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    Yes you should be able to safely delete the .SQL file from the root of the site.

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    Great! That seemed reasonable to me. When I started using WordPress, I knew about 5% of what was necessary even as a beginner.

    I've learned exponentially since then—mostly by making mistakes—but may be cautious when "What happens if I do this?" blows things up. Thanks.

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