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How can i reset the administrator password?
Requested and Answered by Bender on 2006/2/5 0:54:32 (15968 reads)
In case you lost your admin password and recovering it by mail does not work for any reason here is how you can solve the problem.

First you should know that the password is stored in the table users. The actual field is pass.
The password is stored in md5 format.

So what you need to do is:

1. Go to phpmyadmin or similar db management tool.
2. Open _users table
3. Locate your record (probably the first)
4. Edit the record
5. Set the password field by writing a new pw and setting the "function" to MD5
6. Log in with your new password


[original answer by mithrandir]


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 can not login to admin account

Hello,

I try this but it still does not let me log in. I bounce right back to the home page every time.
It says that the login is successful but I do not see Administration Links to get to the admin section.

 
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 Re: can not login to admin account

Hi AmyMarie,

Try deleting the contents of the table <prefix>_session.

P.s.: I recommend that you always put your questions in the forum

 
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 can not login to admin account

Ok I did that and now when I try to log in I get this message that is was successful but then it jumps to this message

The requested URL /../htdocs/user.php was not found on this server.

How can this happen?