- May 5, 2009
So I have this instance of MySQL that I forgot the password to. I uninstall it and delete the file folder. When I try to install a new instance it gets to the apply security settings thing and then gives me the error that it can't connect to the database. It also says with that error that if you have just uninstalled an instance of MySQL that the previous file folder does not automatically remove itself and that you need to remove it. Then all of the methods I've found to reset the password don't work. I'm basically stuck... Any MySQL gurus out there?