How to Recover Saved Passwords in Classic FTP

How to Recover Saved Passwords in Classic FTP

This research article exposes the password secrets of Classic FTP – 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.

Classic FTP Password Secrets

Classic FTP stores all your FTP login passwords at following Registry location

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NCH Software\ClassicFTP\FTPAccounts\Site1\[ftp_server]\0

For each [ftp_server] Registry key, you will find registry values “Server”, “UserName” & “_Password” refering to FTP server, username & encrypted password respectively.

Classic FTP encrypts the FTP password using RC4 algorithm with MD5 hash of magic text as key.

How to Recover Classic FTP Passwords Automatically

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

You can use our FTP Password Recovery Pro software to instantly & easily recover all your saved FTP login passwords from Classic FTP 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 Classic FTP. Please comment below on what do you think or if you have any queries.



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