How to backup PuTTY Settings

PuTTY is a very lightweight SSH Client software for the Windows Operating system. Sometimes you need to back up and restore Putty sessions (saved SSH connections) to another computer. Putty stores its settings and SSH sessions in Windows Registry.

PuTTY settings are stored in Windows Registry at


To back up, the settings, run

regedit /e "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\putty.reg" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham

This will create a file putty.reg on your Desktop.

To restore it, double click on the putty.reg file.


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