How to Recover Saved Passwords in sFTP

How to Recover Saved Passwords in sFTP

This research article exposes the password secrets of sFTP – 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.

sFTP Password Location

sFTP 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\sftpclient\db\connection_manager.db

This “connection_manager.db” file is in JSON format and contains list of all the configured FTP site entries.

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


Here “host”, “username” & “password” fields refer to FTP server, username & password respectively, all stored in clear text.

How to Recover sFTP Passwords Automatically

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



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