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I can't remember my Oracle Express Database credentials

I can't remember my Oracle Express Database credentials

Does anyone know how I can retrieve these or reset them ??

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Oracle Express Edition passwords?

If so:
from a command prompt:
sqlplus / as sysdba

That connects you as the SYS user.  From here you can change whatever users password you want.

For example SYSTEM:
SQL> password system
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Firstly thanks for prompt response

yes it is currently \oracle\product\10.2.0\ version

This is a legacy install and I have no Oracle experience.

So to confirm from the command prompt
Type sqlplus / as sysdba

Type sysdba> password xxxxx
>>Type sqlplus / as sysdba


That should get you to a SQL> prompt

Then you type:
password some_user

You will be prompted for the new password.

Note: If applications connect with the user, they might have the user password stored outside of the database and changing the password can cause the apps to stop working.
>>>>Type sqlplus / as sysdba

You need to make sure you are logged into the machine with a user that is a member of the ORA_DBA group.

I followed your above instruction and when I get I type in sqlplus / as sysdba
 I get the following error

Insufficient Privileges

I have checked and the account I'm logged in with is in the ora_dba group
Do you have more than one Oracle product installed on this machine?
Sorry for delay in replying, no other Oracle products are installed
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>>Change (NONE) to (NTS) for the sqlnet_authentication

Yes.  I forgot that piece on Windows.  Oracle and Windows really do not get along real well.

Feel free to accept your last post as the answer.
Found this solution in a different thread in relation to Oracle issues