How to reset the Joomla admin password
In this KB article we will show you how to reset your Joomla admin password through phpMyAdmin.
In order to reset the password for your Joomla admin user, you need to go to phpMyAdmin and select your Joomla database from the menu on the left. Then you need to find theÂ users table (by default it will have a jos_ prefix and its full name will beÂ jos_users, but the prefix may be different on your installation) and click on it.
Now find the database entry for your Joomla admin username (if you don't know your username and you have many users, look for aÂ Super User entry in the name field)Â and click the pencil icon on its left. Then you need to find the field calledÂ password and replace the current hashed password with the new password you would like to use. Type the new password and from the drop-down menu next to it select MD5.
Finally, click theÂ Go button at the bottom to save the new password. Now you will be able to log in to your Joomla admin area with the new password.