Remote Desktop PassView v1.02 - Recover the password of Remote Desktop Connection utility
Copyright (c) 2006 - 2014 Nir Sofer


Remote Desktop PassView is a small utility that reveals the password stored by Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection utility inside the .rdp files.

Notice: Currently, this tool doesn't work with the latest versions of Remote Desktop Connection utility. You can use the following tools to get the passwords stored by new versions of Remote Desktop Connection (6.0 or higher):
Network Password Recovery

Versions History

  • Version 1.02 - Removed the command-line options that export the passwords to a file from the official version. A version of this tool with full command-line support will be posted on separated Web page.
  • Version 1.01 - The configuration is now saved to a file instead of the Registry.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !
Be aware that selling this utility as a part of a software package is not allowed !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Using Remote Desktop PassView

Remote Desktop PassView doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. Just copy the executable (rdpv.exe) to any folder you like, and run it. After you run rdpv.exe, the main window display the passwords of .rdp located under your "My Documents" folder. The default .rdp file (Default.rdp) is usually stored in this location
If you want to recover that password of another .rdp file, just drag the file from Explorer into the window of Remote Desktop PassView utility or use the "Open .rdp File" option from the File menu.
Be aware that Remote Desktop PassView can only recover the passwords created by your current logged on user. It cannot recover the passwords of .rdp files created by other users.

Translating Remote Desktop PassView To Another Language

Remote Desktop PassView allows you to easily translate all menus, dialog-boxes, and other strings to other languages.
In order to do that, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run Remote Desktop PassView with /savelangfile parameter:
    rdpv.exe /savelangfile
    A file named rdpv_lng.ini will be created in the folder of Remote Desktop PassView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all menus, dialog-boxes, and string entries to the desired language.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run Remote Desktop PassView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run Remote Desktop PassView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to

Download Remote Desktop PassView
Remote Desktop PassView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of Remote Desktop PassView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'rdpv_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed Remote Desktop PassView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
ArabicAbo Rehaam 11/02/20111.01
Bulgarian Hristo Drumev 13/01/2007 
DutchJan Verheijen 23/02/20151.02
French PasswordOne 21/02/2015 
Galician Xosé Antón Vicente rodríguez 13/01/2007 
German «Latino» auf 18/09/20141.02
Hebrew peterg 29/04/2011 
Hungarian ZityiSoft 20/06/2009 
ItalianFabio Mastroianni 13/01/2007 
ItalianMaurizio Madaro 12/01/2007 
Persian ( JAVAD JOURSARAEI Alashti ) 06/08/2014 
Persian Amirreza Nasiri 13/11/20151.02
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 05/02/20161.02
RussianSonya 10/03/2010 
Simplified Chinese Rindz 30/11/20131.04
SlovakFrantišek Fico 09/02/20171.02
Spanish Spyn - Toño 21/04/2009 
Spanish 20/05/2009 
Taiwanese Republic of Taiwan 06/01/2007 
Traditional Chinese繁體中文 23/03/2007 
Turkish Kitap Özetleri 30/01/2009 
Turkish EFromm 11/02/2009