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Forgot master password

Hi guys,

I forgot my master password. Is there any thing i can do? will uninstall and install again help me?

thanks

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Re: Forgot master password

Now documented here:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/master_password#reset

Old answer:
WinSCP has no option to remove/reset master password.

You have to do it manually in Registry by setting:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Martin Prikryl\WinSCP 2\Configuration\Security]
"UseMasterPassword"=dword:00000000    

Of course, you lose all your encrypted passwords.

You can then go to preferences again and set new master password. While doing that WinSCP will prompt you for previous master password once for every lost password. Just cancel those prompts with Esc.

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Re: Forgot master password

My previous answer was all wrong, I've updated it.

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pirate wrote:

So, how to change it now??
See my answer above.
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