How to Recover Saved FTP Passwords in FileZilla

How to Recover Saved FTP Passwords in FileZilla

This research article exposes the password secrets of FileZilla – one of the popular FTP clients.

It shows all interesting details including where all your FTP passwords are stored, how it is stored and how to recover it automatically.

FileZilla Password Secrets

FileZilla stores all the FTP login passwords in the below folder location,

[Windows Vista/7/8/10]
C:\Users\[user_name]\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla\

[Windows XP/2003] 
C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\Application Data\FileZilla\

Older version of FileZilla used to store all the FTP site details in “recentservers.xml” file.

Here is the sample of one of the FTP site,

<Server>
	<Host>ftp.xenarmor.com</Host>
	<Port>21</Port>
	<Protocol>0</Protocol>
	<Type>0</Type>
	<User>xenuser</User>
	<Pass>Pass123</Pass>
	<Logontype>1</Logontype>
</Server>

Both the username & passwords are stored in clear text.

Newever version of FileZilla stores all FTP server details in file named “sitemanager.xml”.

Here is the sample of the FTP site entry,

<Server>
	<Host>ftp.xenarmor.com</Host>
	<Port>21</Port>
	<Protocol>0</Protocol>
	<Type>0</Type>
	<User>xenuser</User>
	<Pass encoding="base64">UGFzczEyMw==</Pass>
	<Logontype>1</Logontype>
</Server>

It is similar to older version, but FileZilla now encodes the password using Base64 algorithm before storing it in above file.

How to Recover FileZilla Passwords Automatically

Here is simple way to recover all your FileZilla FTP passwords without worrying about where it is stored and how to decrypt it.

You can use our FTP Password Recovery Pro Software software to instantly & easily recover all your saved FTP passwords from FileZilla as shown in video below,

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

  • Step 1: Download & Install FTP 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 saved FTP passwords as shown below
It can also recover FTP passwords from custom profile locations, portable FTP clients & external drives

For more details, please refer to Online User Guide

 

Hope this article has helped you to understand password secrets of FileZilla. Please comment below on what do you think or if you have any queries.

 

 


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