Problem: Whenever I click on my Local Connection to get access to my MySQL Database, Workbench attempts to open it then freezes.
Solution: It’s not ideal, but I have to delete the Local Instance and create a new one. It works for me after that.
Right-click on the Local Instance and select “Delete Connection.” Then Press the “+” button next to “MySQL Connections.”
Fill in the Connection Name (any name you want) and Password (the password we created earlier during the MySQL installation). Then, test the connection using the Test Connection button at the bottom. If the connection is successful, press OK.