WinSCP Password Decoder: Free Tool to Recover Lost or Forgotten passwords from WinSCP Software
WinSCP Password Decoder

Version: 1.5

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WinSCP Password Decoder is the FREE tool to instantly recover all your lost or forgotten passwords from WinSCP software.

WinSCP is an open source based SFTP/FTP/WebDAV/SCP client for Windows platform offering secure way of transferring files between local & remote computers. Like most softwares, it also offers to remember the passwords so that user don't have to enter it every time.

WinSCP Password Decoder helps you to quickly recover all these stored passwords if you have ever lost or forgotten them. Once recovered, you can backup the password list to HTML/XML/TEXT/CSV file for future use.

It supports dual mode of password recovery from Windows registry as well as from WinSCP configuration file (WinSCP.ini). On start, it automatically detects WinSCP config file if any present and displays it.

You can not only use it to recover passwords from local but also configuration file from remote system. And it is fully portable and can be run anywhere without installing on your local computer.

WinSCP Password Decoder works on both 32-bit & 64-bit platforms starting from Windows XP to latest operating system, Windows 8.

  • Instantly find & recover all the stored login passwords from WinSCP
  • Support password recovery from Windows Registry as well as from WinSCP configuration file
  • On start, it automatically finds the WinSCP configuration file
  • Recover passwords from local as well as remote computer
  • Recover password of any length and complexity.
  • Save the recovered password list to HTML/XML/TEXT/CSV file
  • Easier and faster to use with its enhanced user friendly GUI interface.
  • Fully Portable, no need to install any third party components like JAVA or .NET
  • Useful for Penetration testers as well as Forensic investigators
  • Support for local Installation and uninstallation of the software
WinSCP Password Location
By default WinSCP software stores all the saved passwords in Windows Registry at following location,
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Martin Prikryl\WinSCP 2\Sessions
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Installation & Un-installation
It comes with simple Instaler that helps you to install it locally on your system for regular usage. It has intuitive setup wizard which guides you through series of steps in completion of installation.
At any point of time, you can uninstall the product using the Uninstaller located at following location (by default)
[Windows 32 bit]
C:\Program Files\SecurityXploded\WinSCPPasswordDecoder

[Windows 64 bit]
C:\Program Files (x86)\SecurityXploded\WinSCPPasswordDecoder
How to Use?
WinSCP Password Decoder is easy to use with its simple GUI interface.  Here are the brief usage details
  • Launch WinSCPPasswordDecoder.exe after completion of installation.
  • Select 'Windows Registry' or 'Configuration File' mode if you have WinSCP.ini file. On start, it will try to find the file if it is present at standard location.
  • Next click on 'Start Recovery' button and all the stored login passwords from WinSCP will be recovered & displayed as shown in screenshot 1 below.
  • Finally you can save all recovered password list to HTML/XML/Text/CSV file by clicking on 'Export' button and then select the type of file from the drop down box of 'Save File Dialog'.
Screenshot 1:WinSCP Password Decoder is showing all the recovered login passwords from WinSCP
WinSCPPasswordDecoder showing recovered passwords
Screenshot 2:  HTML report of recovered passwords from WinSCP software
Exported IM Accounts to HTML
Release History
Version 1.5 :  4th Jun 2015
Added right click context menu to quickly copy the password.
Version 1.0 :  17th Apr 2015
First public release of WinSCPPasswordDecoder
WinSCP Password Decoder is not a hacking tool as it can recover only your stored passwords. It cannot recover the passwords for other users unless you have right credentials. Like any tool its use either good or bad, depends upon the user who uses it. However Author or SecurityXploded is not responsible for any damage caused due to misuse of this tool.

Read complete License & Disclaimer terms here.
FREE Download WinSCP Password Decoder v1.5
License  : Freeware
Platform : Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

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