Dreamweaver ftp password recovery

You design websites for clients that only buy lattes from Starbucks. Suddenly, they have an urgent design change, but they cannot remember the ftp password you assigned to them. Luckily, you still have the Dreamweaver encrypted string…. Here’s how to find the ftp password:

  1. Export your site definition to an .ste file, then look at the .ste file in a text editor for the string:
    pw=”encrypted password here”
  2. If using a Windows machine, run RegEdit and locate the registry key for the site definitions appropriate for your Dreamweaver version. Be careful not to change, add or delete anything in the registry while looking!
    Dreamweaver 4
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 4\Sites
    Dreamweaver MX
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 6\Sites
    Dreamewaver MX 2004
    The individual sites are listed below that key. Selecting a site will display the site definition information on the right. Your encrypted password is in the key “User PW”. If you double-click the key name, a dialog box will open, where you can select the text in the encrypted key, right click and copy it to the Windows clipboard. Then click the Cancel button to make sure you don’t modify it.

Now go here and enter in the encrypted password, and voila! Password is recovered.
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