Though installing phpMyAdmin on Windows 7 went off quite smoothly (excepting for a small bump), I got a mbstring PHP extension was not found error when I logged in. The simple resolution to this problem is to change the PHP configuration file and load the extension.
Get rid of “mbstring PHP extension was not found” from phpMyAdmin
- Open the PHP configuration file – php.ini – in Notepad. You’ll find this file in the PHP install directory.
- Locate the following line:
- Remove the first character, the semi-colon and save the file.
- Close Notepad window and restart the web browser.
The simple steps above will get rid of the “mbstring PHP extension was not found” message from the phpMyAdmin page.