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Change the default telnet client in Windows

I just keep on forgetting what to change to get this working. As I don't want to search everytime I'm just posting a shameless copy from Rene's ICT Notepad.

Enable handling of telnet://hostname:port/ URLs on the command line. With this feature, you can now set PuTTY as the default handler for Telnet URLs

If you run the Registry Editor (Start->Run->regedit.exe) and set the value in:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\telnet\shell\open\command to be: "\path\to\putty.exe" %1
(with the full pathname of your PuTTY executable), you should find that clicking on telnet links in your web browser now runs PuTTY.

This is confirmed to be working for Chrome on Windows 7.


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

And again this webpage helped me, I always forget too.

/Oscar

Oscar said...

In windows 7 don't use the quotes !

Anonymous said...

Windows 7 worked with me with the quotes.

RoC said...

Gotta say...all other suggestions pointed to screwing with Chrome's program files..and nothing worked. Well, the simplest thing work for me!

Thanks a bunch!

Raja Sekhar.P said...

Works like a charm. Thank you so much. I have gone through a hundred and none but this worked. Thanks again.

gaurav joshi said...

thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

Works, so much thanks.. and i know why need '%1" :D

Anonymous said...

This worked for me when other ways did not. Simple and effective. Thank you so much!

aasai said...

Thanks. It works for me too - aasai

Anonymous said...

Excellent and thanks

"Borov" said...

works, thank you so much!

Александр Терентьев said...

Dude thks a lot, it is great advice. I solve my problem with this solution

Luis Jimenez said...

Thanks alot, very useful article.

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Mike said...

Worked for me in Chrome on Windows 10. The path I used in the registry was C:\Users\Joebob\Desktop\putty.exe %1

Anonymous said...

Didn't want to sign up but wanted to thank you for the tip. Getting Chrome to open any sort of telnet app was driving me crazy. Your instructions worked like a champ, and remembering to include the %1 at the end made it pop to the correct site. Thank you!