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[resolved] cannot recover password (9 posts)

  1. wojs
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    My WP installations suddenly started to reject my password. I decided to recover it, but I cannot do this, because when I use the password reminder, the machine is sending me an automated e-mail with an URL that seems to be somehow wrong.
    Any idea what could it be?

  2. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi there, the best thing i can think of is that you may want to try this emergency script, as long as you have ftp to your hosting account.
    http://www.village-idiot.org/archives/2007/05/22/wp-emergency-password-recovery/

    hope you get there.
    mike.

  3. RaymondM
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I actually tried the village idiot emergency file but after I put it in my root directory, I get this in bold:

    "Error establishing a database connection"

    Which has screwed up my website. I've done all the steps that I should have done and I can't see where I went wrong? Does anyone know a solution to this?

  4. wojs
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    umm, I've checked a couple of times in the past two days and the site http://www.village-idiot.org seems to be dead at the moment
    One more thing: the machine is sending me the same key all the time, and there is a ')' sign in it, that somehow affects the whole key; the signs, that come after the ')' sign, are not included into URL. Of course I,ve tried to copy/paste the key into the adress bar, but i didn't help

  5. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It works fine for me. But I'm sure you read the other tips in this sticky?

  6. wojs
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @Gangleri - thanks for the hint, I'll give it a try

  7. wojs
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The problem is now solved, I have removed the old activation code from the database and acquired a new one and then everything was OK. Thanks for the hints:)

  8. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    wojs,

    From Poland? That would explain why youre not able to connect to my site.

  9. mvandemar
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    wojs,

    From Poland? That would explain why youre not able to connect to my site.

    Why would that explain him not being able to connect to your site?

    -Michael

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