How to Recover Saved Passwords in Dreamweaver

How to Recover Saved Passwords in Dreamweaver

This research article exposes the password secrets of Dreamweaver application. It shows all interesting details including where all your FTP passwords are stored, how it is stored and how to recover it automatically.

Dreamweaver Password Secrets

Dreamweaver stores all your FTP login passwords at following Registry location


Here [version] refers to Dreamweaver version number (Example: Dreamweaver CS4 => 10, CS5 => 11, CS6 => 12 etc)

Below this location, seperate Registry key is present for each FTP server configuration.

Each of these Registry key contains Registry value “Host” refering to FTP server address. Below this location, there is Registry key called “Keychain” which contains Registry values “User” & “User PW” refers to encrypted username and password.

Dreamweaver encrypts both username and password using Windows DPAPI functions as shown below.

How to Decrypt Dreamweaver Passwords

Here is sample VC++ program to decrypt Dreamweaver username and password using CryptUnprotectData function

void DecryptPassword(char *passData, int passLen, char *password, int length)
	DATA_BLOB DataPassword;
	DATA_BLOB DataOutput;
	DataPassword.cbData = passLen;
	DataPassword.pbData = (BYTE *) passData;

	if( CryptUnprotectData(&DataPassword, NULL, 0, 0, 0, 1, &DataOutput) == FALSE )
		printf("CryptUnprotectData failed with error 0x%.8x", GetLastError());

	memcpy(password, DataOutput.pbData, DataOutput.cbData);
	password[DataOutput.cbData] = 0;
	printf("Decrypted Password is %s ", password);


How to Recover Dreamweaver Passwords Automatically

Here is simple way to recover all your Dreamweaver 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 Dreamweaver 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 Dreamweaver. Please comment below on what do you think or if you have any queries.



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