How to Recover Saved Passwords in MultiCommander

How to Recover Saved Passwords in MultiCommander

This research article exposes the password secrets of MultiCommander – 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.

MultiCommander Password Secrets

MultiCommander stores all your FTP login configurations at following location

[Windows Vista/7/8/10]

[Windows XP/2003] 
C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\Application Data\MultiCommander\UserData\FS-FTP\ftpsites.xml

This “ftpsites.xml” file contains list of all the configured FTP site entries.

Here is the sample of one of the FTP site configuration (only important details shown),

    <name value="xenarmor"/>
    <host value=""/>
    <port value="21"/>
    <login value="xenuser"/>
    <password value="EED17E306C9EF3025935" crypt="1"/>
    <anonymous value="0"/>
    <remotedir value=""/>
    <certmd5 value=""/>
    <ssl value="0"/>
    <pasv value="0"/>
    <lastvisited value="0"/>

Here “host”, “login” & “password” fields refer to FTP server, username & encrypted password respectively.

MultiCommander encrypts the FTP password using RC4 algorithm with static 16 byte magic key.

How to Recover MultiCommander Passwords Automatically

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



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