Solve mysql_connect() Access Denied For User 'root'@'localhost' (Using Password Yes)


Troubleshoot the Error “Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ (using password: Yes)”
Cannot connect: invalid settings.
mysqli_real_connect(): (HY000/1045): Access denied for user
‘root’@’localhost’ (using password: YES)

phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection.
You should check the host, username, and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.
Retry to connect.

so let’s start.
First of all, make sure that the XAMPp server is running if it is not running, start the server.
open xampp control panel go to MySQL config – click and open my.ini
now here we are going to paste command in skip section
copy and paste the same command


Save and close the file. restart MySQL and refresh localhost/phpmyadmin and here its solved this is just 1st step.
But it’s not resolved 100% yet we need one more setting.

If you have lost the password of your MySQL.

To change the MySQL/MariaDB root password, follow these steps:
Open your Windows command prompt by clicking the “Shell” button in the XAMPP control panel.

Again go to xampp control panel access shell and here just enter the command.

mysql -u root -p

Then it will directly login into your MariaDB.
If a password has already been previously set and you’d like to change it to a new one, you can use the following syntax:

UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD(‘222′) WHERE User=’root’;

Replace this root with your new password so
here we have changed our php MySQL password successfully.

Now we need to update the password into config.ini.php in xampp so open your xampp folder go to the file edit and into password enter a password which you have set in the shell. save and close.

Now open the my.ini file and delete the skip command which we have pasted in 1st and close. Refresh your localhost.

from now you never face such error again while login into phpmyadmin.
Here are important steps that must be followed carefully & Commands used in this video.

mysql -u root -p
UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD(‘222′) WHERE User=’root’;

Make sure to restart mysql after any changes.
Don’t forget to removing the inserted line and restart mysql again.


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  1. Roberto Grijalva 3 July, 2020 at 08:58 Reply

    La conexion al realizar consultas es lento, alguna manera para poder aumentar la velocidad?

  2. Darsh Gupta 3 July, 2020 at 08:59 Reply

    Thank you SOOOOOO much! This solved my problem! I even bookmarked this to my browser so that I can use it when I want! Please don't delete this video EVER!

  3. Ibrahim Khan 3 July, 2020 at 08:59 Reply

    I am getting the error in command prompt. ERROR 1348 (HY000): Column 'Password' is not updatable.

  4. cabdilaahi mahdi 3 July, 2020 at 08:59 Reply

    thnx it helps me tomorrow is my project exam and i forget the xampp password it help me more love

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