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How to find DB_NAME, USER and PASSWORD

Hi,

I accidentally overwrite “wp-config” on my Wordpress installation with the “wp-config” of my local installation. I don’t have a backup of this “wp-config”… So my question is : how can I find the name of the database, the username and the password?

And what about the authentication Unique Keys and Salts?

Should I do a fresh installation of my wordpress?


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Hello,

I would recommend logging into your MySQL instance and looking up for your database:

SHOW DATABASES;

If you have a descriptive name it would be easier for you to find the database.

Once you have your database name, you could either try to do the same for your user, or create a new user instead:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-a-new-user-and-grant-permissions-in-mysql

Regards, Bobby