July 18, 2015

How To Find Your Forgotten FileZilla FTP Username, Password And Hostname Guide 2017

Last Updated: April 26th, 2017

 Find out how to retrieve lost or forgotten FileZilla username, hostname and password.

I hardly use the free FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Filezilla when I make changes or upload any file into my root directory (in your web server account).

I just log in directly to Bluehost, click "File Manager" and get onto the site folders and files.

The other day I decided to use this file transfer protocol tool and I realized I had forgotten my username and password.

find forgotten FileZilla hostname, username and password

After checking a few sources, I managed to retrieve them.

Find FileZilla FTP Hostname, Username And Password

Here is how you do it:

1. Open your browser and click the Windows logo (Start) at the left hand bottom corner of your PC screen.

2. Then click on "Computer".

3. Double click on "OS (C:)" under Hard Disk Drives.

4. Now scroll down and look for Users.

5. Double click on it. Next look for your username.

6. Then double click on your username.

7.  Next look for AppData.

8. Double click on AppData.

9. Then look for Roaming.

10. Double click on Roaming.

11.Now look for FileZilla.

12. Double click on FileZilla.

13. The sequence looks like this:

Users\(your username)\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla\

14. Then right click on "sitemanager.xml".

15. Select "Open with". Click on "Notepad" or "WordPad".

16. Now you can see your username, password and host name in the information. See below:

how to retrieve filezila ftp username, password and hostname with windows 7

<host> is your host name. 
<user> is your username.
<pass> is your password.

Note: The password is base64 encoded. You need to decode it.

This is what you do:

1. You go to Base64 Decode.

2. Paste the password you copied from the NotePad or WordPad in the box  in the empty box provided.

find FileZilla username, password and hostname

 3. Then click the green color "DECODE" button.

4. Once it is done, you scroll down the page and you can see the actual password in the box.

5. That's all.

Written by: Kher Cheng Guan