Password Secrets of Popular FTP Clients

Password Secrets of Popular FTP Clients

Have you forgot your FTP password? or wants to know password secrets of your favourite FTP software?

If so then you have come to right place. In this research article, you will learn the password secrets of top 20+ FTP applications such as FileZilla, SmartFTP, Core FTP, CuteFTP, Cyberduck etc.

For each FTP client, we will show you, where they store your passwords & how to recover them in case you forget your password.

Password Locations of Top FTP Clients

Here is the list of popular ftp clients & their encryption algorithm, password storage type, password file location.

FTP Client Encryption Type Password File Location
AutoFTP Pro XOR File (INI) c:\ftppros\connect.ini
Autoftp Manager Plain File (SQLite) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\local\deskshare data\auto ftp manager\7.0\autoftpmanagersettings.db
BitKinex BLOWFISH-256-ECB File c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\bitkinex\ bitkinex.ds
Bulletproof FTP Custom File c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\local\bulletproof software\ bulletproof ftp client\2010\sites\bookmarks\bpftp.dat
Classic FTP RC4 Registry HKCU\software\nch software\classicftp\ftpaccounts\site1\[ftp_server]\0
Core FTP AES-128-EBC Registry hkcu\software\ftpware\coreftp\sites
CuteFTP BLOWFISH File c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\globalscape\ cuteftp\9.0\sm.dat
Cyberduck DPAPI Windows Credential Manager
Dreamweaver DPAPI Registry HKCU\software\adobe\common\[version]\sites
EmFTP RC2 Registry HKCU\software\emurasoft\emftp\config
FileZilla BASE64 File (XML) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\filezilla\ sitemanager.xml recentservers.xml
FlashFXP XOR File (INI) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\flashfxp\5\ sites.dat
FFFTP AES-256-CBC Registry HKCU\software\sota\ffftp\options
FreeFTP/DirectFTP Blowfish-256-ECB File (SQLite) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\sharedsettings.ccs
FTPRush (UltraFXP) BLOWFISH File (XML) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\ftprush\ rushsite.xml
FTP Commander XOR File c:\program files\ftp commander\ftplist.txt
FTP Explorer DPAPI File (XML) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\ftp explorer\ profiles.xml
FTP Voyager TEA File c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\rhinosoft\ftp voyager\ftpvoyager.archive or ftpvoyager.ftp
LeapFTP XOR File c:\program files (x86)\leapftp 3.0\users\default\ sites.dat
MultiCommander RC4 File (XML) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\multicommander\ userdata\fs-ftp\ftpsites.xml
sFTP PLAIN File (JSON) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\sftpclient\db\ connection_manager.db
SmartFTP PLAIN File c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\smartftp\client 2.0\favorites\quick connect\*.dat
SuperPuTTY PLAIN File (XML) c:\users\[user_name]\documents\superputty\sessions.xml
Total Commander Custom File (INI) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\ghisler\wcx_ftp.ini
TurboFTP Custom File c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\turboftp\addrbk.dat
WinSCP Custom Registry HKCU\software\martin prikryl\winscp 2\sessions
WS_FTP 3 DES File (INI) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\ipswitch\ws_ftp\ sites\ws_ftp.ini

Note: In the above list, please replace c:\ with your operating system drive and [username] with your windows user name. For Windows XP/2003, replace the application data folder as shown below,

[Application Data folder]

[Windows Vista/7/8/10]

[Windows XP]
C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\Application Data\

[Local Application Data folder]

[Windows Vista/7/8/10]

[Windows XP]
C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\Local Settings\Application Data\

How to Recover Password from FTP Clients

If you ever forget your FTP password, now you can easily & instantly recover your password without worrying about where it is stored and how to decrypt it.

XenArmor FTP Password Recovery Pro software can help you to quickly recover all your FTP server passwords with just a click of button as shown below,

Using this software, you can recover passwords from top 20+ FTP clients like FileZilla, Core FTP, CuteFTP, Cyberduck, FFFTP, FTP Commander, SmartFTP, WS_FTP etc.

It can also recover FTP passwords from custom profile locations, portable FTP clients & external drives

For more details & download, please visit XenArmor FTP Password Recovery Pro


Hope this article has helped you to understand where different FTP clients save your passwords & how to uncover them. Please comment below if you have any queries or suggestions.


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