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Saving Your PuTTY Username and Password in a Windows Shortcut

In this guide, I will show you How to create a Windows shortcut, which will store your PuTTY session information so that you don’t have to enter the username and password every time you log in. If you haven’t already installed PuTTY, you can download it from putty.org

1. Create Windows Shortcut

Begin by creating a Windows Shortcut.

Right-click the Desktop, select New and Shortcut.

Saving Your PuTTY Username and Password in a Windows Shortcut

Click Browse and navigate to the PuTTY folder.
It’s usually located in C:\Program Files\PuTTY or C:\Program Files (x86)\PuTTY

Click Browse and navigate to the PuTTY folder.

Select putty.exe, click OK and Next.
Enter a name for you shortcut. e.g. LinuxServer and click Finish.

2. Edit Shortcut

Right-click on your new shortcut and click Properties.

Right-click on your new shortcut and click Properties.

Take note of the Target field. It shows the path to putty.exe in Program Files. We are going to add a switch to this.

After the double quotes, paste in the following

-ssh mytechmint@192.168.1.10 -pw PaSsWoRd

Replace john with your username, 192.168.1.10 with your server IP and PaSsWoRd with your own password.

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The Target field should now look something like this. (Your path may differ depending on where putty.exe is installed.)

"C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe" -ssh mytechmint@192.168.1.10 -pw PaSswOrD

Click OK and you’re done!

Now when you double-click the shortcut it will bring you straight into your Linux server without having to enter username or password.

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