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:
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.