Transferring Putty settings

Ever tried to migrate your Putty settings from one system to another? It turns out it’s a one-liner. At the Start > Run or “Search Programs and Files” input box, simply paste:

regedit.exe /E "%UserProfile%\Desktop\putty-settings.reg" "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham"

For some reason, under XP, doing it from the Run prompt mean’t fiddling with case, whereas doing it from a DOS command prompt didn’t care about case (“%UsErPrOfIlE%” and “%USERprofile% and “%userprofile%” all worked, and so did “/e”).

Leave a Reply

Name and email address are required. Your email address will not be published.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <pre> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> 

%d bloggers like this: