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Tips to Recover Lost FileZilla Password

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FileZilla or FileZilla Client is a popular FTP client with most professionals today. Since, this is a free and open source distribution available for Windows, this client is an accepted tool to login to various FTP accounts. Time to time, you may forget the password of an FTP account that you have ever added to FileZilla client. This can happen to any user using the FileZilla Client. Here are some password recovery tips that can help you recover the lost or forgotten password from FileZilla.

FileZilla has been found to use registry and .xml file storage methods to store encrypted password information of various accounts used in this client. You can recover this protected information using suitable methods and tools. But before discussing them in detail, let's take a realistic problem of losing the FileZilla account password.


You access an important FTP client from FileZilla and write the password on a sheet of paper. Since the password is written on the paper, you do not bother to remember it. But you lose that paper (which you had put at an easy to procure place) and thus the FTP account password was also lost. Now, you do not have access to the specific FTP account.

Such situations in FileZilla can be dealt with using following techniques:

  • FileZilla employs XORing methods for each of the characters of the password against a specific FileZilla key. The result thus obtained in three character hexadecimal value is then stored. Thus to decrypt the password, you need to read these characters, three at a time, change their hex ASCII value to character, and then XOR them using the key. This is a coding technique, meant for advanced programmers and users.

  • To recover the lost or forgotten FileZilla passwords in the most simplest way, you can use an easily available password recovery software that has been exclusively built for this client. The easy to use tools can restore lost password(s) without altering or harming the data on the disk. Outlook Password Recovery is effective and simple, and can be done with just a few mouse clicks using this software.


Stellar Phoenix Password Recovery is a multi-purpose, unique pst password recovery to recover passwords for a multitude of FTP clients (including FileZilla for versions 2x and 3x), web browsers, chat applications, e-mail clients, Windows administrator, server, and more.

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