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How to reset my Joomla! 3.x administrator password?

How to reset my Joomla! 3.x administrator password?

Change your Joomla! 3.x administrator password through phpMyAdmin by using the steps below:

  • Access your phpMyAdmin in Site Tools and select the Joomla! 3.x database from the drop-down menu on the left;
  • Select the users table (e.g. jos_users);
  • Click Browse and select Edit (the small pen icon) on the user;
  • Under the “password” field, you will see encrypted letters. Delete these letters, and type your new password;
  • Select MD5 in the Function drop-down list on the left side of the password field;
  • Save your new password and access your Joomla! 3.x administrator backend.

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