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How to recover saved passwords in FileZilla FTP?


#1

To retrieve hidden passwords, i used to access the File menu and click “Export…”; than check the “Export Site Manager entries” box and click OK.

I use to open the XML file, and check the plain password.
Usernames are on the User line <User>myUserName</User>
Passwords are on the Pass line <Pass>myUserNamePassword</Pass>

But for new versions of Filezilla, the password is not plain anymore!

It is encrypted. I cannot see it anymore.

<Pass encoding="base64">bXlVc2VyTmFtZVBhc3N3b3Jk</Pass>

Any help?

I need this because i forgot the password of some BSC/RNC i use to download files. :frowning:

Carlos


#2

Hello Carlos.

Actually the passwords are not encrypted.

Look at the following example:

<Pass encoding="base64">bXlVc2VyTmFtZVBhc3N3b3Jk</Pass>

bXlVc2VyTmFtZVBhc3N3b3Jk is ‘the same’ as myUserNamePassword, which is my example password.

Filezilla simply ‘encode data’ with base64. So, you just need to find a converter, and Voilà!

You can use this converter to encode/decode string with base64:
http://www.hcidata.info/base64.htm

I hope that helps.