How To Export and Import Your PuTTY Sessions

If you want to copy Putty configuration from a Windows computer to another same version Windows computer, here is what to do:

    1. On a model computer, configure Putty to your desire, save and test it to make sure it works the way you want it to.
    2. Start/Run/regedit to run regedit tool
    3. Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\SshHostKeys
    4. Delete all values under this key EXCEPT the (Default) value
    5. Right click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham and select Export, then save it as “setup-putty.reg” to a location that you want
    6. Copy setup-putty.reg and the Putty.exe files to a machine that you want to copy Putty configuration to
    7. On this new computer, double click on setup-putty.reg to import Putty configuration
    8. Upon successful configuration import, run Putty.exe. You should see all Putty configuration there. You can safely delete setup-putty.reg since you only need to run it ONCE on each new computer that you want to use Putty with tthe same configuration.

2 Responses to “How To Export and Import Your PuTTY Sessions”

  1. KJ Says:

    Thanks. I skipped the part about deleting all the keys because I wanted to preserve them as I migrated from one PC to another

  2. swathi venkat Says:

    the steps stated here are very clear and needful. Thanks

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