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  • I had problems with my original theme so I eventually backed up everything in sql.gz format. This is when my problems started. I have been told to download and install phpmyadmin, which I did. I also followed the instructions to the letter and created a new file which I uploaded to the phpmyadmin folder in the htdocs folder. Now whenI try to login I get the following error messages:
    Starting to parse config file…
    Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in E:\domains\j\\user\htdocs\phpmyadmin\ on line 2

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in E:\domains\j\\user\htdocs\phpmyadmin\ on line 2

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am not particularly technically inclined but can usually follow instructions

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  • Can you quote line 2 of your here?..

    Thanks for asking Dor
    I hope this is what you want:

    {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang1033{\fonttbl{\f0\fswiss\fprq2\fcharset0 Arial;}{\f1\fswiss\fcharset0 Arial;}}
    {\*\generator Msftedit;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\nowidctlpar\lang2057\f0\fs20 <?php\par

    Wow… That’s not php…

    Open with your Msftedit and save as a plain text.

    It should look like this:

    // etc-etc

    Hi Dor
    Youare right, I have no idea how it changed from what I entered. This is what I entered but with the right IP address, username and password

    $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘host’]=’′; // your database server’s IP address
    $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘auth_type’]=’config’; // Authentication method – config, http or cookie
    $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘user’]=’demousername’; // your database username
    $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘password’]=’trainingpassword’; // your database user’s password

    Thanks for your help

    Do you have smth like Notepad++ editor? It can save text files with DOS or UNIX line ends…

    I am not sure, but the problem may be with line endings (if everything else is ok — please check leading/trailing spaces, carriage returns etc).

    And, sorry for stupid remark, i hope these are *not* real ip/name/pass…

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