I have been trying on and off for 3 MONTHS to get into my YouTube account. I KNOW my username for sure. I thought I knew the password. Evidently I do not. When I click button similar to "Recover your password" it takes me to Google and wants me to reset my gmail account. I'm having no trouble with gmail. Or at least I don't think I'm having trouble with it. I AM able to get into my gmail email account. I take YouTube's suggestion and use my gmail logon and p/w to get into YouTube. It does not work. I have no idea why YouTube wants me to link my tube account with gmail and Google. I have no desire to link anything. I just want into my account. There is no readily available phone number for them. Any suggestions? I'm in a vicious circle.