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Okay broke the cardinal rule. Never wrote my admin password down and had it stored in windows so I forgot it. My hard drive crashed and had to reinstall everything. Needless to say. Lost it all. Anyway to recover it. Is it stored in a file or in the database. Is it stored as MD5 or what. I can replace it with an MD5 version of another password if I know where to go.


Any help truly appreciated..

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  • 3 years later...

I had forgot my password before.

and look through all the internet.

there are some methods I find.

You can access the Administrator account through the login prompt

without logging into safe mode. If the computer utilizes the welcome

screen instead of the standard NT domain login prompt, you can press

Ctrl + Alt + Del twice to get to the login prompt. This is only true if

you are running Windows XP Professional Edition. Windows XP Home Edition

will also allow you to use this method to log on.

If it doesn't work above , you can try to use"windows password key 8.0"to get back the password !

hope it can help you.

good luck.


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Well I don't know about windows, but an other way goes as follows


1) Go to your database via phpMyAdmin

2) Find table administrators and empty it (attention, NOT DROP, just EMPTY)

3) Go back to your osCommerce admin. You will be asked to set a new administrator

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