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] C:\Users\[user_name]\Appdata\Roaming\MultiCommander\UserData\FS-FTP\ftpsites.xml [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),
<site> <name value="xenarmor"/> <host value="ftp.xenarmor.com"/> <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"/> </site>
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
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.
November 16, 2019
November 16, 2019