How to Recover Saved Passwords in LeapFTP

How to Recover Saved Passwords in LeapFTP

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

LeapFTP Password Secrets

LeapFTP stores all your FTP login passwords at following location

C:\Program Files(x86)\LeapFTP 3.0\Users\Default\sites.dat

LeapFTP uses custom structure to store all FTP configurations in the above file “sites.dat”.

Here are more details how to decode this file. This file starts with 16 bytes of size and FTP records related information. After that follows first FTP record which contains FTP site name, port, server, username & encoded password in that order.

LeapFTP uses XOR algorithm to encode each of the FTP password with predefined static 8 byte key. Then this encoded password is saved in the “sites.dat” file for each FTP configuration.

How to Recover LeapFTP Passwords Automatically

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



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