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Techo Tip: If you use putty to connect to unix and you buy a new laptop

If you use putty to connect to various Linux and Unix system.

One of the joys of supporting many SAP customers is the huge numbers of systems you may need to connect to. Just got a new Laptop and have over 100 putty (telnet) connections defined. How to the configuration over to the new system.

Laptop: Migrate Putty.….

“PuTTY stores its session information in the registry, and there’s no function in PuTTY itself to import/export sessions. This makes moving to a new computer a little sticky.”

Using USB thumb drive

Step 1 on old PC

regedit /ea D:\myputty.reg HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY

Step 2 on new PC

regedit /s D:\myputty.reg

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      Author's profile photo Martin English
      Martin English

      I use - note that there are several iterations of this about, this one is supported by - which stores ALL the registery data in it's own registry file.

      I have my putty portable folder (executable, help files, stored data etc..) in a dropbox directory called ,<dropbox-name>\applications\portable_apps\PuTTYPortable. I'm a consultant and I have a few portable apps because I can use them without coming up against Windows group policies that prevent you from installing software (I sometimes have to download them manually from my dropbox site)

      Anyway, this makes the software and the settings accessible pretty much anywhere, and can be easily transported to a new machine.