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OK, my mistake.

 

So I opened the admin/includes/configure.php file, made the changes, uploaded on the server, emptied the administrators table and attempted to create an administrator.

 

Result: 404 error message, file not found!

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Guys,

 

Wouldn't it be easier to just scrap this cart, delete everything on the server and start a new cart from scratch?

 

Just a thought.

 

Ed

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The answer is yes but...

 

It will depend on the state of your store - is it active - that is do you have customers buying, or have you customers that need transferring to a new store.

 

Have you add-ons that you feel you need.

 

At the end of the day it is always a case of can you afford to lose what you already have, but updating to 2.3.1 will solve a lot of security and php6 problems and you could import most of the essential parts of your database customer of course and products (to keep the search engines happy)


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Working with osCommerce 2.3.1

Now working with Phoenix

Add-Ons so far Installed:

Not all of these installed yet on Phoenix - some are and the rest will be

 

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I understand the implications of starting a new store and I'd rather avoid it. But this whole thing with not being able to get into the store admin has been going on for too long and I need a solution. My customer (the store owner) is getting nervous. :-)

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just a quick suggestion.

 

Do you have any other oscommerce shops?

 

if not install a new one and create yourself an admin account. then go to that shops database and export the admin table

 

now on the shop you want to fix delete the admin table and import the one from the second shop. then try login. if that doesnt work then there is something larger wrong with the store and i would recommend a start from scratch.


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Hi Y'all,

 

My customer wants me to start a new shopping cart from scratch.

 

What would be the best method to back up the existing database?

 

Thanks,

 

Ed

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I have the same problem, except I am not as computer smart as some of you. I have godaddy as my host. I can go into the dashboard on their website, open the htaccess password file and see the password but it is encrypted and can go into the htaccess folder and see my user name .....NOW WHAT? HELP please! I have customers ordering products from me that are discontinued and I NEED to get into my catalog!!

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Jason,

 

Rename the .htaccess file. This will get you access to the website.

 

To recreate .htaccess protection, upload new .htaccess and .htpasswd_oscommerce files and then set the protection from admin>>configuration>> administrators again.

 

 

 

 

Chris


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Hi Y'all,

 

My customer wants me to start a new shopping cart from scratch.

 

What would be the best method to back up the existing database?

 

Thanks,

 

Ed

 

Use the back up option in the shop admin

 

HTH

 

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does any one know how to recover a lost password to there admin panel on oscommerce? please mail me if you havae any information on this tpoic. Mail james@cnss.se

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Funnily enough I occasionally get locked out and it is something to do with the action recorder table.

 

Clearing that often allows me in. One day I'll work out exactly what it is.

 

Cheers

 

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does any one know how to recover a lost password to there admin panel on oscommerce? please mail me if you havae any information on this tpoic. Mail .se"]james@@CNSS.se

osC paswwords are "hashed" not "encrypted" therefore they are unrecoverable.

 

I believe you are supposed to empty the administrators table in the DB. Then when you login after that you will be prompted for a username/password.


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