How to Recover Saved Passwords in Total Commander

How to Recover Saved Passwords in Total Commander

This research article exposes the password secrets of Total Commander – 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.

Total Commander Password Secrets

Total Commander saves all your FTP site configurations at following location

[Windows Vista/7/8/10]

[Windows XP/2003]
C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\Application Data\GHISLER\wcx_ftp.ini

This “wcx_ftp.ini” file contains list of all FTP server connection details. Here is the sample for one of the FTP site,


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

Total Commander encodes FTP password using proprietary encoding algorithm with static magic keys.

How to Recover Total Commander Passwords Automatically

Here is simple way to recover all your Total Commander 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 Total Commander as shown in video below,

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

  • Step 1: Launch Total Commander on your PC and open FTP manager from menu (Net->FTP Connect)
  • Step 2: Now select the FTP connection and click on Edit button to view FTP username/password (*****) details
  • 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 Total Commander. Please comment below on what do you think or if you have any queries.



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