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Backup Filezilla site settings - extract ftp info

#1 Post by Hugh_K » 2015-05-01 15:31

I would like to be sure I am backing up the sitemanager.xml file first of all. I am using windows. Can you tell me how to find the location to be sure to back that file up on my nightly backups?

EDIT: I found it in C:\Users\LOGGEDINUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla

Also, I recall reading some time ago that the passwords are no longer stored in plain text in the .xml file. Is there a way to extract them if needed from the new sitemanager.xml file format?

By the way, I am grateful for filezilla. Thank you! Also I did search the faq and forums for this first but did not find the answer.

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#2 Post by botg » 2015-05-02 09:20

The passwords are merely base64 encoded.

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#3 Post by Hugh_K » 2015-05-02 12:41

botg wrote:The passwords are merely base64 encoded.
Yes! And I believe you have the source for filezilla published. But I'm not a programmer and was wondering if I need to recover a password if there is a way to un-encode it.

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Re: Backup Filezilla site settings - extract ftp info

#4 Post by boco » 2015-05-02 20:22

Base64 (aka Radix64) encoding isn't rocket science, you do not need to be a programmer/coder. Remember, b64 encode is not an encryption.

There are literally hundreds of base64 encoders/decoders available in the Web. Example: http://sourceforge.net/projects/base64sharp/
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#5 Post by boco » 2015-05-02 20:37

The example I posted is GPL'd OSS and offline. I'd never use an online service for sensitive data.
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#6 Post by Hugh_K » 2015-05-02 22:18

Thank you for your patient reply. I understand now. I do not have a problem using an online base64 decoder so long as they do not require any other information. If all I am pasting in is an encoded password and the site has no idea who I am or what the password is for (or even that it is a password I am decoding), I think I am safe.

I know the answer now and this thread can be closed. Thank you again for your gift of filezilla.

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#7 Post by boco » 2015-05-02 23:49

At your service - closed on request.
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