How I can set a “root” password in MySQL?

In the \xampp\mysql\bin directory enter into the console:
mysqladmin -u root password secret
Ok, “secret” should be your secret password. Then update the password
for PHPMyAdmin. Open the “” in \xampp\phpmyadmin an edit
following lines:


$cfg['Servers'][$i]['user']          = 'root';<br />$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password']      = '';<br /></pre>

NOW ...<br />
<pre>$cfg['Servers'][$i]['user']          = 'root';<br />$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password']      = 'secret';<br />

Set a new ‘root’ passwort with mysqladmin

* How I can set a “root” password in MySQL? (method 2 )

there is still another possibility to set the root password. Start
PHPMyAdmin with, open the database “mysql”
(never delete this!) and use the table “user”. Create here a new user
or e.g. simply change the password of “root.” MySQL restart! After
that, do not forget to change the password in the
“xampp/phpmyadmin/” for PHPMyAdmin.

* How I can set a “root” password in MySQL? (method 3 )

This method based on a suggestion by Ruedi from Basel. With that: Thanks and Grüssli to Switzerland!

Tip: Resetting the password can be make also with the /xampp/mysql/resetroot.bat. After that, the password is empty means “”.

Step 1: Run cmd
C:\ program files \apachefriends\xampp\mysql\bin>mysqld-nt –skip-grant-tables

Step 2: Run cmd
C:\>C:\ program files\apachefriends\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqladmin -u root flush-privileges password “newpwd”

Step 3: Stopping MySQL
C:\>C:\ program files\apachefriends\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqladmin -u root -p shutdown
Enter password: ****** (newpwd)

Step 4: Edit the “” for the access of PHPMyAdmin
C:\ program files\apachefriends\xampp\phpmyadmin\
Here search for “root”
‘$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘password’] = ‘newpwd’; // MySQL password

Step 5: MySQL restart

source: apachefriends


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