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Putty session information

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Hi. I am transferring all my data from laptop to desktop. I am trying to find out that where does putty keeps its config file with all the data about the sessions that I stored in it, so I can transfer to the desktop and I dont have to recreate all the servers hostname information and create and save sessions from scratch.
Thank you in advance for any help:)
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afaik, it's in the registry, here :

        HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY

If there is a putty.conf file in the same directory as putty.exe, then the config might be stored elsewhere (see the putty.conf file for the location)
Hello, PuTTy session information is stored in the registry. If you go to this website it will tell you how to get them to your other PC:

http://ryepup.unwashedmeme.com/blog/2007/02/22/migrate-putty-saved-sessions/
OR
http://searchwincomputing.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid68_gci1172096,00.html


Also, this is a nice little modded PuTTY that stores session info in folders instead of the registry for easy backups and mobility.

http://socialistsushi.com/portaputty

Hope this helps!
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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions is where all your session information is.

in order to move that to your desktop, you can right click on SimonTatham there in the list and click on export. Then save the .REG file somewhere where you know it will be, then import that file on your desktop and Putty should be able to read all the session information you had before.

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Oh great...thank you for the links and great help. I was not expecting this much information:) Let me check these out. Thank you:)

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Great response. Exceptional

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Thank you so much everyone for responding so quickly and with this detail. Everything looks good now:)

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