Windows Command Prompt
Firstly, make sure that all PuTTY windows are closed.
We can use Windows Command Prompt in administrative mode to easily export keys from the Windows Registry.
In Windows 10, open the Start Menu and type
cmd, then right-click on the Command Prompt icon and click Run as Administrator.
Export PuTTY Settings and Sessions
If you want to export all PuTTY settings including sessions, run:
regedit /e "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\putty.reg" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham
putty.reg should now be on your Desktop.
Export PuTTY Sessions Only
If you only want to export PuTTY sessions, run:
regedit /e "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\putty-sessions.reg" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions
putty-sessions.reg should now be on your Desktop. (Note that SSH keys are not stored in the registry so you will have to copy these manually if you have any).
Importing PuTTY Settings and Sessions to Another PC
Make sure that PuTTY is closed before importing registry keys.
Simply double-click the
.reg file to import it into your registry. It’s that simple!
While You’re Still Here..
I’ve written a few articles and guides related to PuTTY that might be of interest.
Tired of having to enter your Linux password every time you log in via PuTTY? See:
- Saving your PuTTY username and password in a Windows Shortcut
- PuTTY and SSH Key-Based Authentication
Do you ever get than annoying error “Network Error: Software caused connection abort”. Well, there is a solution!
Did you know you can use PuTTY to set up an SSH tunnel and then connection to your server with VNC?
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