I accidentally lost my admin account! What can I do%3F From Online Manual

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If you accidentally delete your administrator account, you will need to register again and run the appropriate query for your SMF version.

If you lose your administrator membergroup and privileges due to a mistake or conversion, you will need to run the appropriate query for your SMF version, but you do not have to register your account again.

The below queries will add you back as an administrator on an SMF forum. Don't forget to replace smf_ with your database prefix.

SMF 1.1

Run this query in phpMyAdmin:

UPDATE smf_members SET ID_GROUP = '1' WHERE memberName = 'adminsusername'

SMF 2.0

Run this query in phpMyAdmin:

UPDATE smf_members SET id_group = '1' WHERE member_name = 'adminsusername'

Alternatively, SMF 2.0 allows you to re-attribute posts through the Forum Maintenance section of your Administration Center (Administration Center > Forum Maintenance > Reattribute User Posts). You just need to fill in the form using the e-mail address or username of the old user account, and the username for the user who is to have those posts. This only works for guest posts (remaining posts from deleted members are considered guest posts).