Password reset

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FileZilla Client - Recover lost passwords for sites[edit]

From the FileZilla client menu, click the File menu, then click Export. Click "Export site manager entries" and then click "OK". Save the file to somewhere you can easily find it, e.g. your default documents folder with a descriptive name and perhaps the date e.g. "FileZillaSites_2018-06-10.txt".

  Note: (This is also a handy way to back up your sites. If you name the file using '.xml' instead of '.txt', you will be able to re-import the file to other installations of the FileZilla client.)

Open the file with a text editor (e.g. Notepad, nano, etc.) and find the password(s) you're looking for.

FileZilla Server - Administrator Password reset for server[edit]

To reset the administrator password for the FileZilla server, edit the ASCII file FileZilla Server.xml, usually located here:

   C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla Server\            (Windows 10)

The typical contents of this file:

       <FileZillaServer>
           <Settings>
               <Item name="User Sorting" type="numeric">0</Item>
               <Item name="Last Server Address" type="string">localhost</Item>
               <Item name="Last Server Port" type="numeric">14147</Item>
               <Item name="Last Server Password" type="string">{your password here}</Item>
               <Item name="Always use last server" type="numeric">0</Item>
           </Settings>
       </FileZillaServer>

Edit the line "<Item name="Last Server Password" type="string">{your password here}</Item>", replacing {your password here} with the new password.