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wallzy
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PuTTY: Import setting from locally installed version

I have putty installed on my laptop (Win7) which is configured with many many server connections. I installed Putty portable on a USB drive because I thought it would be useful should I not have my laptop and need to access servers from another computer.

Is there an easy way to export all the setting in my current Putty set-up on my local machine to the portable version installed on my USB drive?

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Export from registry

What you need to do is export the settings from the registry.

  1. Run regedit (type it into the search box in the start menu and press enter).
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham.
  3. Export key (should be in the File menu or similar, I don't have a copy of Windows 7 handy)
  4. Save it as X:\PortableApps\PuTTYPortable\Data\putty.reg (considering the path where you have PuTTY Portable installed).

After that it should work. You may need to update some paths; I'm not sure.

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Darren Slatten
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Exporting PuTTY Settings from Windows 7 Registry

I'm using Windows 7 and PortableApps v10.0.1 and I got this to work after making a slight adjustment to step 4 of Chris's instructions:

  1. Run  regedit
  2. Navigate to  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham
  3. Click  File > Export...
  4. Save it as  X:\PortableApps\PuTTYPortable\Data\settings\putty.reg
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Ah, yes

Sorry about that. It should indeed be in the "settings" subdirectory.

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Updated answer

For PA 12.2 and Putty 0.65, I've answered this question here: https://portableapps.com/comment/224987#comment-224987

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