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/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysql -u root

worked without entering your password, that means you never set a password for root (by default, the password is blank). Besides, if you’re already logged in (you already have a `mysql>` prompt), logging in again doesn’t make any sense.

As for “reinstalling” MAMP, refer back to @AlenAbdula’s post: delete the entire folder (**backup** your files **first**!), then re-install.

Also referring to the [MAMP help page]( (if you don’t want to re-install):

> Please bear in mind that you also have to change the phpMyAdmin configuration and probably your own php-scripts to use the newly created MySQL password. For changing the phpMyAdmin configuration edit the following file and update the password:

Make sure PHPMyAdmin is configured with the correct password.