How to recover FlashFXP passwords
This tutorial explains how to recover FlashFXP passwords
from your FTP server. This helps when you forgot FlashFXP password for
one of your FTP servers.
Your password is guaranteed to be revealed if it is saved in FlashFXP (i.e. you can access your remote FTP server through Flash FXP without having to enter the FTP server password).
To retrieve FlashFXP passwords, download and install Advanced FTP Password Recovery. This tool was designed by us after having successfully solved our customers FTP password problems for many years.
Click Next on all screens while going through the installation until you get to the last screen:
On this last screen make sure the checkbox called Run Advanced FTP Password Recovery is ticked and click Finish. You will see this recovery screen:
Now load FlashFXP FTP client. The recovery steps depend on whether you use Quick Connect feature to connect to the FTP server or you use Site Manager to connect to one of the sites you have saved (click here to skip to the Site Manager method).
If you use Quick Connect
Click on the Session in the top menu and select Quick Connect...
From the History listbox select the FTP server for which you would like to find out the password:
You will see the details of the server coming up on the screen including the password masked by asterisks or dots. Make a note of the Server or Url and the Port number somewhere on the paper or in a text file on your computer.
Once you made a note, change the Server to localhost and Port to 21*. Click Connect.
Once you have clicked on the Connect button you will see the Advanced FTP Password Recovery button blinking in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen:
Click on the button to bring up the recovery screen. You will see your FlashFXP password captured, restored and shown on the recovery screen:
You have got your FlashFXP password from FTP server!
Once you have opened FlashFXP, click on the Sites in the top menu and select Site Manager:
In the left column of the Site Manager select the FTP server with the required password from the tree and copy the IP Address and Port number to some text document on your computer. Alternatively write down this address and port number on a piece of paper so that you can change it back later:
Next change the IP Address to localhost and Port to 21* if it's not this value already. Click Connect.
You will see a pop-up window asking whether you would like to Save changes. Click on Yes:
Once you clicked Yes, you should see the Advanced FTP Password Recovery button flashing in the taskbar at the bottom of your screen:
Click on this button to raise the FTP Passwort Recovery window. Your FTP password as well as the login is captured and will be shown in the recovery window:
As soon as your password has been found, go back to Site Manager in FlashFXP and change your IP Address and Port number to the original values and click on the Apply button:
* Note: Advanced FTP Password Recovery shows Opening the FTP port (xx)...Ok! where xx is the port number that you should be using when changing the FTP server settings in Quick Connect or in Site Manager.
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