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How to recover WinSCP passwords

This step-by-step guide explains how to recover WinSCP password from FTP server if you forgot it.
It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Updated: December 2009.

We guarantee the WinSCP password retrieval if you can see your FTP password saved in Win SCP and you use FTP protocol to login (means you don't have to enter your password when you login into your FTP server).

First of all you need to download and install our recovery tool called Advanced FTP Password Recovery.

Download Advanced FTP Password Recovery

After you have downloaded the Advanced FTP Password Recovery, run the downloaded file to install it on your system. Click next all the way through. The last installation screen will look like this:

Advanced FTP Password Recovery installation

Make sure that the checkbox called Run Advanced FTP Password Recovery is checked and click Finish.
This will run the installed program and you will see a screen like this:

Advanced FTP Password Recovery

Next, you need to run WinSCP. Once you run it, you will see your Stored Sessions in the Login window. From the Stored Sessions list select the server for which you would like to retrieve the FTP passwort and click the Edit button:

WinSCP password hacker

You will see a properties window where you can edit connection settings for your selected FTP server. Make a note of the current Host name address as well as the Port number somewhere:

Decode WinSCP password

Change the Host name to localhost and Port number to 21* if it's not 21 already:

WinSCP password decrypter

Click on the Login button. Win SCP will most likely show you an error but you can ignore it and look at the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. You should see the Advanced FTP Password Recovery button blinking:

WinSCP password finder

This means that your FTP server password has been captured/intercepted. Click on this blinking Advanced FTP Password Recovery button to open the recovery screen. You will see your WinSCP password restored and shown in the recovery window:

Using Advanced FTP Password Recovery to recover WinSCP FTP password

Once your WinSCP password has been found and revealed, you can now go back to the Edit window to change the Host name and Port number to the original values that you had before you changed them:

WinSCP password recovery

* Note: Advanced FTP Password Recovery shows "Opening the FTP port (xx)...Ok!". You should be entering number xx when you change the Port number in the Edit window. Most of the times, xx will be 21, but sometimes this port can be busy on your PC and an alternative port will be opened and stated in xx.

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