I have around 30 saved PuTTY sessions and in one of the PuTTY Session I have customized some colors and it looks better than others. Now I want this color and font settings to the rest of the other 29 saved PuTTY sessions. Is there any easy way to achieve this?

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Only by editing your Windows Registry.

The sessions are stored in [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions]

  • Export your colored stored session to a .reg file.

  • Filter the .reg file only to the Colour* and *Font* entries.

  • Clone whole .reg file contents (except for a header) for each session you want to modify.

  • Edit section names to names of the sessions you want to modify.

  • Import back.

Your .reg file will look like:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions\Session you want to modify 1]
"Colour0"="187,187,187"
"Colour1"="255,255,255"
"Colour2"="0,0,0"
...

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions\Session you want to modify 2]
"Colour0"="187,187,187"
"Colour1"="255,255,255"
"Colour2"="0,0,0"
...

...
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    Beat me to it, well played. I was looking for similar for KiTTy (I don't use PuTTy) and they're all stored in Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\9bis.com\KiTTY\Sessions\ – spikey_richie Oct 31 at 13:51

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