Accidents happen. Accidents can raid your backup storage, production and other site versions. You can accidentaly forget to set up regular backups (ò_ô). Whatever adversity hits you sometimes you have to face the difficult situation of having only raw
mysql folder from a hard drive to show for your data, and no healthy database export.
Luckily there is a way to restore the data if you know the steps and you're careful enough. This article documents this process.