Hi I am a new to this forum. I have been hunting for a way to get back into my administrator section. I noticed that leftinc you said the following:
I don't have any experience on upgrading, but I have had a situation where Joomla (1.5.3) all of a sudden didn't recognize my admin login. I couldn't log into the back end, as there is no link there to re-send a password.
However, I was able to go to the site (the front-end) and try to log in using my username and have a new password emailed to me. That worked out and I was able to use that new password to get into the backend.
I know how to get into the backend, but how did you manage to get your password emailed to you? I have tried all sorts of ways, from copying and pasting the password - to changing the jo_pluggins, and jo_user - but this didn't help, so I have changed them back again. I have another Joomla website and that is fine so I went in there and made sure that everything was the same and still it didn't make any difference. I am just wondering if this is the answer - emailing yourself the password?
I will give anything ago - I am just so frustrated and as you can see, I am still up in the UK trying to figure it out. Once I have written this though I think I had better get some sleep.
Please email me back. Get me out of this misery of not being able to get into the administrator's area to keep on designing.