Topic "Recover saved password"

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Kit

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Hello,
I have forgotten a password for a server but I can still connect with WinSCP, which has the password saved. The documentation says:

"Saved passwords are stored in a manner that they can easily be recovered."
(https://winscp.net/eng/docs/security)

How do I do this? I have looked everywhere with no success.

Thank you very much for your help.

- Kit
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martin
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See your mailbox.
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zlatko

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ihave same problem and i need help
cpcnw

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Hi

Howto do the above ?

Thanks Smile
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cpcnw wrote:
Hi

Howto do the above ?

Thanks Smile

I found that Password Revealer or Password Unmask or similar programs will reveal the password behind the asterisks.
Jonathan Harriot

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Thanks for the recommendation, jsut recovered some stored passwords from WinSCP after moving from XP to Vista.
Vibhor

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prikryl wrote:
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Hey,I also want to recover the password.Please help, its very urgent for me.
mail me at vibhor.ec@gmail.com
vibhor dot ec at gmail dot com
chris270

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send me a mail on chri-gorm@hotmail.com
jithsc

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You can download the ftp password recovery software from

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Just installed the password recovery software on your system. Then you need to open your FTP client, after that, run the password recovery software.. It will recover your saved credentials..

Hope this helps!
IC3

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Is it possible to recover a password and/or Master password if I've managed to lose both?
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IC3 wrote:
Is it possible to recover a password and/or Master password if I've managed to lose both?

Of course not.
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Martin Prikryl
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I need to recover a stored session password which WINSCP has - I have tried some of the tools listed in this thread as well as some fouind by web searching and they did not work - I am on Windows XP. I tried rekenwonder password revealer - didn't work.
Neither did smartftp.com's tool. reaktiv software (spelling?) offered a download containing a Trojan horse.

Can someone help with this?

Thanks.
phaded

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I have tried everything and none seem to work. can someone help me? phaded75@gmail.com
kairox

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psswords save on programm folder.but i forgot pass for use machine local,pls help recover

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n10s
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Unable to access some sites due to request for master password. When i enter the password that i recall using it doesn't work. Any reset possible?
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n10s wrote:
Unable to access some sites due to request for master password. When i enter the password that i recall using it doesn't work. Any reset possible?

No. That's the point of master password.
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trophyman

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The documentation says:

"Saved passwords are stored in a manner that they can easily be recovered."
(https://winscp.net/eng/docs/security)

How do I do this? Can you please email me?

steve [at] ttbsoftware [dot] com

Thanks!
TerraSame
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Hi...
I am having trouble logging into WinSCP...
I have never had this problem before...

My login info is;
Host Name: ...
User Name: ...
And my password that I have been using for years will not work???

Can you help at all???
My e-mail is; ...
Thank you for helping Smile
Paul
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trophyman wrote:
The documentation says:

"Saved passwords are stored in a manner that they can easily be recovered."
(https://winscp.net/eng/docs/security)

How do I do this? Can you please email me?

Please read FAQ:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/faq_password
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TerraSame wrote:
My login info is;
Host Name: ...
User Name: ...
And my password that I have been using for years will not work???

Can you help at all???

You have to contact your server administrator.
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prikryl wrote:
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Martin, could you send me the same info please?

I'm searching through my Windows WinSCP installation and files for a stored password to a server (which I recently changed and forgot!)....

Thanks much.

WinSCP is a great program, BTW.

:: T
darko

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help of friends

I forgot my password from WinSCP,

impossible not to think of that has been used.

I know the username that is ok.

Help please Sad
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darko wrote:
help of friends

I forgot my password from WinSCP,

impossible not to think of that has been used.

I know the username that is ok.

Help please Sad


if you stored it, and did not use a master pwd, this might help:
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It is just something I wrote last night for myself. It is not 100% perfect, but it helped me out.
dmtr

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need to recover password saved in winscp
dyats[=dog]bk.ru
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Hi Martin

I'm in the process of updating all my passwords and I have one last final one in WinSCP that I need to get and unfortunately, although it's saved and I can login, I can't remember what it was to start with Sad

If you could advise or point me in the right direction so that I can get it and make a note of it, then that would make my day.

Thanks for your help, kind regards
Tony
tnyqnn[at]gmail[dot]com
TheCOB

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WinSCP is open source. WinSCP needs to retrieve stored password - convert to cleartext - submit to server in order to log you in. Crack open the WinSCP code, find the bit that does this, build yourself a little utility using that bit of code - build - run and be happy. If you are unable to do this then you are unqualified to be using open source code.
The COB

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If you are qualified to be using this environment...

the files you are looking for are in the source download available here
//winscp.net/download/winscp511source .zip

and the specific files you will need to understand, and re-use to build your decrypt utility are:

filezilla\Crypt.cpp
filezilla\Crypt.h
filezilla\FtpControlSocket.cpp
filezilla\Options.cpp
filezilla\TransferSocket.cpp

There may be a few others you would need to actually have a working utility but the retrieval and decrypting logic is in these files.
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The COB wrote:
and the specific files you will need to understand, and re-use to build your decrypt utility are:

filezilla\Crypt.cpp
filezilla\Crypt.h
filezilla\FtpControlSocket.cpp
filezilla\Options.cpp
filezilla\TransferSocket.cpp

Completely off the target.
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Option to reveal stored passwords is tracked already:
https://winscp.net/tracker/show_bug.cgi?id=896
openthegov

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prikryl wrote:
See your mailbox.
I have the same problem. Have tried smartFTP but it is for folks with more tech knowhow than me. And the site /password does not exist any longer.

My WinSCP does not have an option to display passwords -- or to control display at all.

Your assistance will be appreciated. This is a site for a small organization.
pmcdermott
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openthegov wrote:
prikryl wrote:
See your mailbox.
I have the same problem. Have tried smartFTP but it is for folks with more tech knowhow than me. And the site /password does not exist any longer.

My WinSCP does not have an option to display passwords -- or to control display at all.

Your assistance will be appreciated. This is a site for a small organization.


Nothing in my mailbox.... pmcdermott@openthegovernment.org

Thanks.
pmcdermott
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pmcdermott wrote:
openthegov wrote:
prikryl wrote:
See your mailbox.
I have the same problem. Have tried smartFTP but it is for folks with more tech knowhow than me. And the site /password does not exist any longer.

My WinSCP does not have an option to display passwords -- or to control display at all.

Your assistance will be appreciated. This is a site for a small organization.


Nothing in my mailbox.... pmcdermott@openthegovernment.org

Thanks.


Still nothing in my mailbox -- address above. Thanks.
Cerveni

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I lost root password I have it in WinSCP.ini

zoran.cerveni[at]gmail.com
Cerveni

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I found

http://manifesto42.com/42/?p=151Ofline recover link
R

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zlatko wrote:
ihave same problem and i need help


I need help too. I have forgotten my SSH password.
porhills

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i need same help can someone send me an email porhills@yahoo.com
piklu

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prikryl wrote:
See your mailbox.


I need to recover the password. Could you send it to barun.biswas@gmail.com please?
Guest




Need to give some passwords to a recent moved mate at office in some of our projects and I need to retrieve them, please send me a mail at juanc.alpizar@yahoo.com
mbourgon
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Howdy. I too have a bunch that I'd like to extract from the .ini file. No master password either, but we're trying to move them to passwordsafe/etc.

Thanks!
apinky79

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I have forgotten both my username and password is there any think I can do to get them back??

adampink79@me.com
dresdena1
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Hi,
I have WinSCP 4.2.9 on a Vista machine and I need to retrieve the passwords for accounts that I can log into.

Please help.
Thanks.
dresdena1
Alex_nc

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You can also open a session as usual while using Wireshark to see the password.
anoopengineer@...

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Sorry to revive an old thread. But thought that this will help someone someday.

I wrote a small utility to get the WinSCP password in clear text. It is open source and is available here: https://github.com/anoopengineer/winscppasswd
flasherr

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Another great option is to use little utility called 'ftp password recovery tool'. it also recovers filezilla, fireftp and other ftp passwords. saved my @ss twice Wink
here is little tutorial how to use it:
http://www.digitalette.com/web/recover-lost-ftp-passwords-winscp/

p.s. kudos for winscp that you encrypt login information. huge plus over some other ftp programs
pgbar1217
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Need password recovered for WIN SCP can you please send me email instructions? email is pgbar1961@gmail.com.

Thank you.
memi

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.. instructions please for a password overloaded person!
Winscp 5.5.5, Win8.1
Please send to: me_name at hotmail dot com

Thanks.
jaja
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same problem here
I have to recover my working password in winscp
Thx
Nick Montag

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http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bullets_password_view.html will do it.
samwan

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I am using WinSCP on my windows box and I am storing all my passwords protected by a masterpassword in my winscp.ini

Is there any command line program / way / whatever to read this file on my linux PC?
Basic functionality should just be to have a way to decrypt the passwords, I can write the rest script by myself but my c/c++ knowledge is just not enough to understand the way the encryption is working.
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samwan wrote:
Is there any command line program / way / whatever to read this file on my linux PC?

I'm not aware of any such tool. WinSCP uses a proprietary format of the encrypted password. So the tool would have to be built specifically for WinSCP.
Guest




Thank you for your fast answer. Is there any documentation or information on how this is done so I could write such a script myself? I tried to understand the sources but sadly I have no idea of c/c++.

I would love to continue using winscp on my windows PC and be able to use the same password source on my native linux terminal since using Putty via wine under linux is a bit silly.
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Anonymous wrote:
Thank you for your fast answer. Is there any documentation or information on how this is done so I could write such a script myself? I tried to understand the sources but sadly I have no idea of c/c++.

There's no documentation for this. Just the C++ code.
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Jobadoo

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Need recover one of my server passwords also where i can do it in winscp to make stored password visible or recover it

Mail: office(@)jobadoo.us
Fusanari

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Hi Martin,

Could you please send CPP files that necessary for password restoration to me as well? fusanari@gmail.com
lorenzofp2

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hello, can you please send me information on how to recover winscp passwords to lorenzofp@gmail.com please?
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In the latest release, passwords are logged, when logging of sensitive information is enabled:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_pref_logging

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You can also abuse a Generate URL function to retrieve a saved password:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_generateurl

Note that special symbols in the password may get URL-encoded. Decryption key is here:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/session_url#special

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Both approaches are covered in FAQ:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/faq_password

Last edited by martin on 2015-03-30; edited 1 time in total
tonyg

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Can you please tell me how to recover my forgotten password from WinSCP?

I am in a real bind here.

Thank you.

tony@xandria.com
Barsece

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Hello, guys. I also want to know how to recover saved password on Windows 8. I lost my Windows 8 login password, then I was locked out of my computer. I have searched on the Internet looking for ways to solve my problem. Just find some software for Windows password reset, such as Windows Password Key. But I don't know whether it works for me. Can you give some advice or some useful tips about saving password recovery. Smile
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There's nothing else to add to the topic, see
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/faq_password
mr anon

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Martin, you have the patience of a saint! Wink
gues

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tonyg wrote:
Can you please tell me how to recover my forgotten password from WinSCP?

I am in a real bind here.

Thank you.

tony@xandria.com


Just found an easy way.. login to winscp session, Click Session>Geneate Url, Check the password box..voila.. you can see the password in generated URL.,.. The password may be url encoded, which you can decode back...
a.naveed

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i just upgraded from 5.3 to 5.7.7 and found winscp lost all the stored passwords....how can retrieved it back...????
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a.naveed wrote:
i just upgraded from 5.3 to 5.7.7 and found winscp lost all the stored passwords....how can retrieved it back...????

WinSCP does not lose stored password on upgrade.
Did you have them protected with a master password or not? Do you use registry or an INI file? Did you lose other settings or just passwords?
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I have been through this entire thread. I do not wish to use a third party password retriever for a couple of solid reasons. Martin, I hope you answer my post.

I have tried using the session logs, but they do not show my password. It shows my username and shows that it is using a saved password, but it doesn't show what it is...

! 2016-08-03 09:14:58.589 Using username "rrasmta".
. 2016-08-03 09:14:58.606 Prompt (7, SSH password, , &Password: )
. 2016-08-03 09:14:58.607 Using stored password.
. 2016-08-03 09:14:58.653 Sent password
. 2016-08-03 09:14:58.669 Access granted

So then I tried to use the Generate Session URL/Code function method you outline, but I can see no option under 'Session' for this, I also see no 'Manage' menu item at all. I am running v5.1.7 (Build 3446)



I welcome an email response if necessary to trasmuss@dcca.hawaii.gov.


Thank you in advance,

Todd Rasmussen
State of Hawaii
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ToddRasmussen wrote:
So then I tried to use the Generate Session URL/Code function method you outline, but I can see no option under 'Session' for this, I also see no 'Manage' menu item at all. I am running v5.1.7 (Build 3446)

Well, you are using 3 years only version of WinSCP that lacks the function. You need to upgrade.
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martin wrote:
ToddRasmussen wrote:
So then I tried to use the Generate Session URL/Code function method you outline, but I can see no option under 'Session' for this, I also see no 'Manage' menu item at all. I am running v5.1.7 (Build 3446)

Well, you are using 3 years only version of WinSCP that lacks the function. You need to upgrade.


Unfortunately, I work for the Government and I do not have the ability to upgrade my software at this time. Is there any way to retrieve a stored password with version 5.1.7? I would be grateful if you could provide me with some relief as I have 3 stored sessions to servers and I cannot access except through one PC that has WinSCP on it and I need to get off of that machine.
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Unfortunately, I work for the Government and I do not have the ability to upgrade my software at this time. Is there any way to retrieve a stored password with version 5.1.7? I would be grateful if you could provide me with some relief as I have 3 stored sessions to servers and I cannot access except through one PC that has WinSCP on it and I need to get off of that machine.

On way is to configure this command as PuTTY path in Preferences:
cmd.exe /k echo
And check the Remember session password and pass it to PuTTY.
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_pref_integration_app

Now connect to your session and use the Commands > Open in PuTTY.
You will get your password on console like:
-pw <your password> -load ...
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