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  • Please help forgot my ADMIN password

    ok its been a while since i used my board im running vBulletin Version 3.0.3
    and i forgot my admin password
    when i click on forgot password link i enter my email and the system is suppose to send me a email on directions to reset my password
    but thats just it the system is not sending me a email on how to rest my forgot password

    what do i do??

  • #2
    Here are the instructions on how to restore an admin account for when you have lost the password, got hacked, or you can't receive the lost password email.

    Browse to your forum and log out if you are't already. Register as a new user and login as this user.

    In the vBulletin's .zip file you can find a directory called 'do_not_upload/'. Inside this directory is a file called 'tools.php'. Upload this file into your forum's admincp/ directory.

    Then go to the admincp/tools.php with your browser.

    At the bottom of the tools page is an option to 'Reset Admin Access'. Run it with the just newly registered username.

    You have just made yourself admin. And you need this because you should now login to the admincp/ and find the user who's password you've lost. Search for this user and when found you will see the whole profile. Including a password field.

    Set a new password.

    Go to the main forum and log out as the new user, and try to login with the old admin account. This should work now. If it does not work contact vBulletin Support again.

    When it works, go back into the admin control panel and find the newly registered user. The profile page will have a dropdown in the top, from there select delete and delete the temporary admin.

    Then delete the tools.php file. It is a potential security risk if you leave it on-line.

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    • #3
      sounds hard ill have my webguy do this thanks

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      • #4
        You can check the encode of the vBulletin's Passwords, and encode your password two, And INSERT it to the database...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Floris View Post
          Here are the instructions on how to restore an admin account for when you have lost the password, got hacked, or you can't receive the lost password email.

          Browse to your forum and log out if you are't already. Register as a new user and login as this user.

          In the vBulletin's .zip file you can find a directory called 'do_not_upload/'. Inside this directory is a file called 'tools.php'. Upload this file into your forum's admincp/ directory.

          Then go to the admincp/tools.php with your browser.

          At the bottom of the tools page is an option to 'Reset Admin Access'. Run it with the just newly registered username.

          You have just made yourself admin. And you need this because you should now login to the admincp/ and find the user who's password you've lost. Search for this user and when found you will see the whole profile. Including a password field.

          Set a new password.

          Go to the main forum and log out as the new user, and try to login with the old admin account. This should work now. If it does not work contact vBulletin Support again.

          When it works, go back into the admin control panel and find the newly registered user. The profile page will have a dropdown in the top, from there select delete and delete the temporary admin.

          Then delete the tools.php file. It is a potential security risk if you leave it on-line.


          my webguy is trying to do this but he said he needs the zipped vbulletin file.

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          • #6
            You can download the .zip from the members' area, unpack it and give him the tools.php file to upload to the server. Note: make sure you trust your web guy ..

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