Creating Putty Shortcuts in Windows 7

Creating Putty Shortcuts in Windows

Putty has loads of features; it’s a famous client to establish SSH connections from Windows machines to Linux servers. However, it’s not limited to this only; you also use it for Telnet, Rlogin, Serial, etc… Putty is certainly one of the best tools used by many of our system admins!

But then, there are many tools to centralize terminals and configurations such as MTPuTTY, however, it’s also helpful to have a list of shortcuts available quickly (for example, on the desktop or in a folder) and that open a terminal to a specific server with prerequisite parameters.

In this article, we are going to learn how to create a Putty shortcut in windows. Let’s check it out.

Step 1: To  Create Windows Shortcut

Start by creating a windows shortcut.

Right-click the Desktop, select New and Shortcut.

Create Windows Shortcut

Step 2:

Then, click Browse and navigate to the PuTTY folder.

It’s usually located in C:\Program Files\PuTTY.exe or C:\Program Files (x86)\PuTTY.exe

Step 3:

Select putty.exe, then click OK and Next.

Enter a name for your shortcut. E.g. MyLinux and click Finish.

Create Windows Shortcut 1

Step 4: Edit Shortcut.

To Edit shortcut, Right-click on your new shortcut and click on  Properties.

Create Windows Shortcut 2

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 shown below.

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You need to Replace abc with your username, 192.0.2.255 with your server IP and PSSwd with your own new password.

After that, the Target field should now look something like this. (Note: Your path may differ depending on where the putty.exe is installed.)

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Then click OK and that’s it! You’re done!

Also, do you know, you can create Putty shortcut and putty session at the same time!

Want to know how? Read further.

To Create Putty shortcut and putty session together- Add the Path in the create shortcut window and click Next as shown below.

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Now add Session name and click Finish.

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You are Done. Its that simple.

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

In this simple way, we have successfully created the Putty shortcut in windows.






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