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EDIT (should've mentioned this sooner): I'm using a Mac, running OS X 10.9.2

Being fairly new to PHPMyAdmin, I thought I was removing settings/privileges for one single user through PHPMyAdmin, but it appears I have erased everything instead. My previously added databases are gone, I have only the defaults left (information_schema and test) and on top of that, I can't import my old databases.

This is what happens when I try to import any database:

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In order to fix this, I have tried:

  • Resetting my root password for mysql
  • Tried to reset password through Mysql Workbench (not really expecting it to work),

No change. I'm this close to just trashing everything and doing a reinstall of both mysql and xampp, but some research on the web tells me that this doesn't fix anything (of course not).

Could someone list some steps I could take to fix this? Thanks in advance.

EDIT2: @FrediWeber this is my config.php file from my phpmyadmin folder:

/* vim: set expandtab sw=4 ts=4 sts=4: */
 * phpMyAdmin sample configuration, you can use it as base for
 * manual configuration. For easier setup you can use setup/
 * All directives are explained in documentation in the doc/ folder
 * or at <http://docs.phpmyadmin.net/>.
 * @package PhpMyAdmin

 * This is needed for cookie based authentication to encrypt password in
 * cookie
$cfg['blowfish_secret'] = 'xampp'; /* YOU SHOULD CHANGE THIS FOR A MORE SECURE COOKIE AUTH! */

 * Servers configuration
$i = 0;

 * First server
/* Authentication type */
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'config';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['user'] = 'root';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = '';
/* Server parameters */
//$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = 'localhost';
//$cfg['Servers'][$i]['connect_type'] = 'tcp';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['compress'] = false;
/* Select mysql if your server does not have mysqli */
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['extension'] = 'mysqli';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = true;

 * phpMyAdmin configuration storage settings.

/* User used to manipulate with storage */
// $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlhost'] = '';
// $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlport'] = '';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['controluser'] = 'pma';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlpass'] = '';

/* Storage database and tables */
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['pmadb'] = 'phpmyadmin';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['bookmarktable'] = 'pma__bookmark';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['relation'] = 'pma__relation';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_info'] = 'pma__table_info';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_coords'] = 'pma__table_coords';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['pdf_pages'] = 'pma__pdf_pages';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['column_info'] = 'pma__column_info';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['history'] = 'pma__history';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_uiprefs'] = 'pma__table_uiprefs';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['tracking'] = 'pma__tracking';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['designer_coords'] = 'pma__designer_coords';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['userconfig'] = 'pma__userconfig';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['recent'] = 'pma__recent';
// $cfg['Servers'][$i]['users'] = 'pma__users';
// $cfg['Servers'][$i]['usergroups'] = 'pma__usergroups';
// $cfg['Servers'][$i]['navigationhiding'] = 'pma__navigationhiding';
/* Contrib / Swekey authentication */
// $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_swekey_config'] = '/etc/swekey-pma.conf';

 * End of servers configuration

 * Directories for saving/loading files from server
$cfg['UploadDir'] = '';
$cfg['SaveDir'] = '';

 * Defines whether a user should be displayed a "show all (records)"
 * button in browse mode or not.
 * default = false
//$cfg['ShowAll'] = true;

 * Number of rows displayed when browsing a result set. If the result
 * set contains more rows, "Previous" and "Next".
 * default = 30
//$cfg['MaxRows'] = 50;

 * disallow editing of binary fields
 * valid values are:
 *   false    allow editing
 *   'blob'   allow editing except for BLOB fields
 *   'noblob' disallow editing except for BLOB fields
 *   'all'    disallow editing
 * default = blob
//$cfg['ProtectBinary'] = 'false';

 * Default language to use, if not browser-defined or user-defined
 * (you find all languages in the locale folder)
 * uncomment the desired line:
 * default = 'en'
//$cfg['DefaultLang'] = 'en';
//$cfg['DefaultLang'] = 'de';

 * default display direction (horizontal|vertical|horizontalflipped)
//$cfg['DefaultDisplay'] = 'vertical';

 * How many columns should be used for table display of a database?
 * (a value larger than 1 results in some information being hidden)
 * default = 1
//$cfg['PropertiesNumColumns'] = 2;

 * Set to true if you want DB-based query history.If false, this utilizes
 * JS-routines to display query history (lost by window close)
 * This requires configuration storage enabled, see above.
 * default = false
//$cfg['QueryHistoryDB'] = true;

 * When using DB-based query history, how many entries should be kept?
 * default = 25
//$cfg['QueryHistoryMax'] = 100;

 * Should error reporting be enabled for JavaScript errors
 * default = 'ask' 
//$cfg['SendErrorReports'] = 'ask';

 * You can find more configuration options in the documentation
 * in the doc/ folder or at <http://docs.phpmyadmin.net/>.

EDIT 3: A fresh re-install of XAMPP fixed the problem. Thanks for the help!

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Did you configure phpMyAdmin properly ? Judging from error message your username is empty, probably not entered in config file ? –  hidden_4003 Apr 16 at 18:36
How do you login to phpMyAdmin? Do you use a username? –  FrediWeber Apr 16 at 18:37
@hidden_4003 I had it configured properly at one point. I don't remember what happened exactly, but now I don't even get the login window; I can just click on the link to phpmyadmin on the XAMPP welcome page and it takes me right to the phpmyadmin dashboard. I'm assuming this is because I don't have a password set up. I was able to import databases into phpmyadmin previously. –  user2014 Apr 16 at 20:03
@FrediWeber see my reply to hidden_4003. This is what I found when I went looking for what users and passwords I had setup for MYSQL: i.imgur.com/Aj0GBUW.png Plenty missing. –  user2014 Apr 16 at 20:05
Could you post the config of your phpMyAdmin? It is a file in the phpMyAdmin folder called config.php or so. –  FrediWeber Apr 16 at 20:12

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