Resolved: Forgetting Password
It seems that I forgot the password. can you help?
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Please, go to the log in page and click on "Forgot your password?" button. Then follow the instructions in your email to create a new password.
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Thank you Kamelia for your prompt response, but what I meant is the MySQL password.
Thanks for reaching out.
1. Log on to your system as Administrator.
2. Stop the MySQL server if it is running. For a server that is running as a Windows service, go to the Services manager:
Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services
Then find the MySQL service in the list, and stop it (right click on it and then Stop). If your server is not running as a service, you may need to use the Task Manager to force it to stop.
3. Create a text file (mysql-init.txt) and place the following statements in it. Replace the password with the new password that you want to use.
UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD('newPassword') WHERE User='root';
The UPDATE and FLUSH statements each must be written on a single line. The UPDATE statement resets the password for all existing root accounts, and the FLUSH statement tells the server to reload the grant tables into memory.
4. Save the file. For this example, the file will be named C:\mysql-init.txt.
5. Open a console window to get to the command prompt:
Start Menu -> Run -> cmd
6. Start the MySQL server with the special --init-file option:
C:\> C:\mysql\bin\mysqld-nt --init-file = C:\mysql-init.txt
If you installed MySQL to a location other than C:\mysql, adjust the command accordingly.
The server executes the contents of the file named by the --init-file option at startup, changing each root account password.
You can also add the --console option to the command if you want server output to appear in the console window rather than in a log file.
7. After the server has started successfully, delete C:\mysql-init.txt.
8. Stop the MySQL server, then restart it in normal mode again. If you run the server as a service, start it from the Windows Services window. If you start the server manually, use whatever command you normally use.
Finally, you are ready to use your new password.
The other option is just to uninstall and then install again the MySQL server.
Hope this helps.