Export Putty Settings Quickly, Importing to Portable Putty

The amount of times i've had to do export my Putty settings, and have been running regedit and then searching for the SimonTatham key/dir, then exporting, when all you really need to do is open a command prompt and type the following :-

regedit /e "%userprofile%\desktop\putty-registry.reg" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Simontatham

Whilst on this note, if you ever need to export your settings from a non-portable version of Putty, and import into a portable version do the following :-

a) Export your settings from the non portable version to some .reg file

b) Open your portable version on the new machine - don't close it yet

c) Copy across your .reg file and double click it

d) No close your portable Putty, and Portable Putty will save the reg settings out to it's settings folder, and remove settings from the registry

Now when you reopen Portable Putty will load the settings back is - simplez ! :)

Saturday 29 September 2012 at 07:35 am | | Hacks | No comments

Enabling Admin Shares in Windows 7

By default the $ admin shares (c$, d$ etc, you know the ones) are disabled, even when file and print sharing is enabled.   To re-enable do the following :

1) Open RegEdit

2) Navigate to : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

3) Add a new DWord with a value of 1

4) Exit RegEdit

Now the admin shares should be available.

Saturday 29 September 2012 at 05:20 am | | Hacks | No comments
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