I am having a problem getting into wp-admin on a local install of WordPress, I am using WAMP. I searched extensively for a solution and found none and I am hoping someone may be able to point me in the right direction.
I set up new site that I am working on and had zero problems, I then did another install of my current live site and had many problems mostly database related, but I resolved those and I now can see the site and all the content on localhost, but I can not get into wp-admin. Sometimes the log-on page shows up and I fill in the fields and press enter and I get a error message that says, "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.". Other times the log-on page does not show up at all and I just get that error message.
I am not ruling out a database error of some kind, but I think the error is the kind of security permissions you grant to a file, I am on a windows 7 machine so I changed all the permissions of the folder and sub-files to have complete permissions but that did not work, the only other kind of permissions I can think of is the kind you can change with a FTP client but since I am on a localhost and I do not think I can do this, I did search to see if I could but there was no solution, so as far as I know this can not be done.
I did try force-upgrade.php and that reported that the database was ok but I still could not access wp-amin. I also disabled every plugin one by one and no luck there, plus I delete all the cache files from the plugins that cached the site. Almost always I am able to resolve problems by searching for them but this time I am stumped. I saw a few other people having the same issue but no solution. Any help is appreciated.