How to Recover Download Site Passwords from Free Download Manager (FDM)

How to Recover Download Site Passwords from Free Download Manager (FDM)

This research article exposes all the password secrets of Free Download Manager (FDM) including where your download site passwords are stored, how it is stored and how to recover it automatically.

Free Download Manager Password Secrets

Latest version of FDM saves all download site passwords in “fdm.sqlite” file at following location,

[Windows Vista/7/8/10]
C:\Users\[user_name]\AppData\Local\Free Download Manager\fdm.sqlite

[Windows XP/2003]
C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\Local Settings\Application Data\Free Download Manager\fdm.sqlite

This “fdm.sqlite” file is stored in SQLite database format. It contains database tables called “auth_credentials” & “auth_credentials_downloads” where each download site logins are stored.

Here are some of the interesting fields stored in these tables,

host - download site link 
username - login for download site
password - password in encoded format

FDM encodes the above password using Base64 algorithm.

Old version of FDM stores download site details in a file called “sites.sav” at following location

[Windows Vista/7/8/10]
C:\Users\[user_name]\AppData\Roaming\Free Download Manager\sites.sav

[Windows XP/2003]
C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\Application Data\Free Download Manager\sites.sav

FDM stores series of records in this “sites.sav” file using its own proprietary format. Each such record contains site link, username & password in Unicode format.

How to Recover Free Download Manager Passwords Automatically

Here is simple way to recover Free Download Manager passwords without worrying about where it is stored and how to decrypt it.

You can use our Downloader Password Recovery Pro to instantly & easily recover all your saved Download Site passwords from Free Download Manager.

Here are the simple steps to recover all your saved passwords,

  • Step 1: Download & Install “Downloader Password Recovery Pro” from here
  • Step 2: Next launch the software on your computer
  • Step 3: It will automatically discover, decrypt and display all the passwords from FDM & other top download managers as shown below

It can also recover your download site passwords from portable apps & external drives for all the top 10+ Download Managers

For more details & download, please visit XenArmor Downloader Password Recovery Pro

Hope this article has helped you to understand the password secrets of Free Download Manager.

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