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phpBB Admin Password Recovery

Begin by accessing phpMyAdmin via cPanel or Plesk.

  1. Select the database you wish to work with (listed in the left column when you first access phpMyAdmin).
  2. Click the corresponding table that stores username and password information: phpbb_users
  3. Click Browse located towards the top of your screen so that a list of users display.
  4. Find the account of user that needs to be changed (eg. Admin).
  5. Click Edit.
  6. From the user_password row, click the Function pull down menu and choose MD5.
  7. In the box to the right of MD5, replace the existing encrypted password with your new password in plain text.
  8. Click the GO button located towards the bottom of the page.