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I have a MYSQL database through yahoo hosting and am unable to login with my username and password. don't know if it's been changed or what. I wanted to know if there was a way to maybe configure the phpMyAdmin config files for a fixed user, so I can go in and set a new password. Let me know if this is possible or any other way that doesn't involve a shell because yahoo doesn't offer that. I need a way to get into my database.


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Kind of a question better suited for server fault. This has nothing to do with programming. – Silmaril89 Mar 2 '10 at 16:58

If you don't have shell or ftp access to the mysql servers my.cnf file (I doupt it) there is no way to recover/fix your password. You can possibly contact yahoo support, but I doubt there is much they could do either.

Or try this.

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