By default whenever you make a change to a MySQL database it creates a log of the query and stores it in a file simlare to ‘mysql-bin.000001’ . The MySQL database does this so that you can recover or replicate a database. Most applications this is a good things to have enabled just like doing regular backups.
If you want to disable MySQL from creating these binary logs
- Open "my.ini"
- Search for this line "log-bin=mysql-bin"
- Comment this line out "# log-bin=mysql-bin"
- Save and restart the MySQL database
You can now safely delete these files from that directory.