How to recover WinSCP passwords
This step-by-step guide explains how to recover WinSCP password
from FTP server if you forgot it.
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.
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:
Make sure that the checkbox called Run Advanced FTP Password Recovery
is checked and click Finish.
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:
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:
Change the Host name to localhost and Port number to 21* if it's not 21 already:
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:
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:
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:
* 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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