Dreamweaver Password and STE File Decoder/Decrypter

Dreamweaver Password and STE File Decoder/Decrypter

Dreamweaver Password Decryper STEQuite regularly I need to retrieve some FTP settings and the one place I know I have them handy is in Dreamweaver (or in my repository of Dreamweaver STE files).

Unfortunately Dreamweaver vaguely encrypts the password and the STE file format is XML and not intuitive.

There are a number of password decoders out there but I’m lazy and wanted something even easier – something I could just load my STE file in to and be given the answers I sought so I created a wholly in-browser (and therefore secure) solution here:

Go to the Dreamweaver Password and STE File Decoder/Decrypter > 

What About Security?

Yes I know, submitting your STE file with your websites host, username and password in isn’t exactly smart so the decoder works entirely locally (within your browser), if you’re the paranoid type, check out the source code.  If you’re the really paranoid type, disconnect from the internet when you use it.  It uses the HTML5 FileReader method to load the STE file in to the browser and parse there.

Keep It, It’s Yours

You can keep a copy of this on your desktop if you wish, although note it has dependencies (jQuery and Bootstrap to make it look pretty).

If you are a regular Dreamweaver user, I highly recommend checking out Dreamweaver CC: The Missing Manual to make sure you’re getting the most out of all of its features!

Any bugs, thanks or ideas please post a comment.

Bob McKay

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3 comments on «Dreamweaver Password and STE File Decoder/Decrypter»

  1. Miodrag says:

    Saved to desktop copy does not work. I want to have a working copy of a decryptor and keep it at my Dreamweaver works page without having to search for it online. So this page http://bobmckay.com/dreamweaver-password-decoder/ works online, same page saved to desktop gives no output.

    1. Miodrag says:

      sorry, not my DW works page, but works folder.

    2. Bob McKay says:

      Hi Miodrag, How are you saving it to the desktop? Some browsers will alter the HTML of pages they save and so could be breaking things like the links to the JavaScript files. I would recommend copy the HTML yourself and creating a HTML file locally. Also, remember you still need to be connected to the internet as the JS files will need to be loaded (or you can save them locally as well and update the HTML to point to them).

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