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How to reset MySQL password for XAMPP

I have a xampp install on my Home PC(Windows) for testing scripts. I forgot the password for mysql as didn't use it for while. now Phpmyadmin won't connect.

how do i reset password for Xampp?

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There should be a security.php inside xampp folder of htdocs, you simply need to call it through the browser which is able to reset the mysql pass.

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You can also look in your mysql ini file in your windows directory.

Start -> Run -> type: %Windir%\my.ini -> "Ok"

Your root username and root password will be in that file in plaintext. At least its always done that on my windows mysql installations.

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Thanks guys.


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