Make PuTTY your default MSWin telnet client

31 Dec 2008

OMG, this has be beating me for some time, until the PuTTY author's site finally gave the details.

I wanted to be able to click on a telnet:// URL from my Hosts Reachable ( / ) webpage and for it to automatically open the telnet connection in PuTTY and not MS messy telnet client.

Here's how I solved it in MSWin XP:-

'Start', 'Run', 'regedit'. <ENTER>

Go to, HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\telnet\shell\open\command and change the entry to "\path\to\putty.exe %1". Not including the double quotation marks.

Done! Obviously note the original value down in case you wish to set it back again. :)

Happy New Year!


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