missing config.inc.php file

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missing config.inc.php file

Postby andrewread » 23. August 2010 18:01

Hi I am running XAMPP on a localhost with Joomla 1.5

My problem is that when trying to log into joomla (http://localhost/joomla/administrator/) I recieve the following error message.

"Database Error: Unable to connect to the database:Could not connect to MySQL"

When trying to login admin via the XAMPP control panel i get the following message.

"#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO) "

After checking some forums I saw a reply to a post from someone with what seems to be a similer problem. In this reply the writer advised editing the config.inc.php file that should be found in phpMyAdmin/libraries directory. After checking this directory I could not find a file with this name. I do have the following files;


I have no idea what is going on

Can anybody help??? I am rather new to all this

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Re: missing config.inc.php file

Postby JonB » 23. August 2010 22:19

try using the built in Security Page in XAMMP


or edit the config.inc.php file found in:


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