How to Recover Saved Passwords in FreeFTP/DirectFTP

How to Recover Saved Passwords in FreeFTP/DirectFTP

This research article exposes the password secrets of CoffeeCup FreeFTP/DirectFTP – 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.

FreeFTP Password Secrets

FreeFTP stores all your FTP login passwords at following location

[Windows Vista/7/8/10]

[Windows XP/2003]
C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\Application Data\SharedSettings.ccs

FreeFTP stores all the FTP site details in SQLite file called “SharedSettings.ccs”.

This database file contains table named “tservers” which has following important fields for every FTP site,


Here “ServerName”, “ServerUser” & “ServerPass” fields refer to FTP server, username & password respectively. Both username & passwords are stored in Base64 encoding format.

FreeFTP first encrypts username & password using Blowfish algorithm with custom generated magic key. Next this encrypted password is further encoded using Base64 and stored in above database table.

How to Recover FreeFTP Passwords Automatically

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

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

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

  • Step 1: Launch FreeFTP on your PC and open FTP Server profiles from menu (File > Manage Servers)
  • Step 2: Here select the FTP site and you will see FTP server details including username/password (*****)
  • Step 3: Now launch Asterisk Password Pro & use Automatic or Manual recovery to see the password behind asterisks (****) as shown below
It can also recover passwords from over 50+ Windows apps including top FTP clients

For more details, please refer to Online User Guide


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



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