phpMyAdmin lost Passsword - \\localhost\c$\xampp\phpMyAdmin

Hi, I have lost the phpMyAdmin password i used to create a local webserver running xampp/Joomla.

It is set up on a Win7 Pro PC

I can access the local files via path >> \\localhost\c$\xampp\phpMyAdmin

I've tried all the passwords i woudl usually use but getting no joy.

Is there away of resetting the phpMyAdmin password through local files ?

Thank you for your time.
rookeydooksAsked:
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torimarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Go to the folder c:\xampp\phpmyadmin and open the file config.inc.php in a text editor. Your current password should be displayed in this line:

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] =

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Notes:
-- if there is only a ' ' at the end of that line, then the password is still undefined/empty.
-- the PhpMyAdmin user/pass needs to be the same as the MySQL user/pass - keep that in mind if you wish to reset the password.
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rookeydooksAuthor Commented:
Hi torimar, many thanks for you quick reply.

It looks like it is empty:

/* Authentication type and info */
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type']            = 'config';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['user']                 = 'root';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password']             = '';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword']      = true;

How would i reset this password ? Is it as easy as typing a  new on in the ' ' ?

How can i test if i know the MySQL Password ? Is there a path to a login page or a file that displays the password ?
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torimarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes, your current password is empty/undefined.
The reason for this most likely is that you haven't fully completed the XAMPP installation, and hence MySQL as well has the default empty password.

Please make sure you followed the XAMPP installation instructions carefully, and all services (apache, mysql) are actually running. Then open XAMPP in your browser and follow the instructions on the security page (http:/localhost/security ). This will automatically configure and set a MySQL/PHPMyAdmin password.

Only then should you proceed with starting to install Joomla.

If you wish to set a pasword manually, here's how:
http://veerasundar.com/blog/2009/01/how-to-change-the-root-password-for-mysql-in-xampp/
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rookeydooksAuthor Commented:
Perfect ! Thanks torimar.

I have entered a MySQL password which also lets me in to PhpMyAdmin.

Thank you so much for all your help and time.
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rookeydooksAuthor Commented:
Fast and accurate easy to follow support from torimar. A credit to Experts Exchange !
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torimarCommented:
Thank you for grading. Have fun with your new personal web server!
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