MySQL root deleted or lost password?

Posted May 8, 2015 3.3k views
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I lost my root privileges on localhost/phpmyadmin and I don’t know if I accidentally deleted root or if I lost my root password… :

- When I type “root” with no password on, I can access to localhost/phpmyadmin but I can’t see my databases nor my privileges. I have nothing.

- When I type “root” with some possible passwords, they all fail. I tried every logins and passwords possibilties, I always get the #1045 error (password: “YES”)

*- *In my console server (ubuntu via PuTTY), I can type mysql -u root -p and access to MySQL with a password…

Can someone please help me? Thank you!

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If I understand you correctly, you can connect to MySQL from the command line but not phpMyAdmin?

Can you try logging in over the command line MySQL and issuing the following command?

flush hosts;

Also make sure in your that root is permitted to log in:

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowRoot'] = TRUE;

Can you try logging in over phpMyAdmin again then?