How to Backup and Transfer VPN Connections to another PC.

If you want to backup or to transfer the VPN connections to another computer, continue reading this tutorial. In all Windows versions, there is not an obvious way to export the VPN settings (VPN Server name, IP Address, Username, Password, etc.), in order to import them to another computer, but you can do that easy, if you follow the instructions below.

How to Backup and Transfer VPN Connections to another PC

 

How to Export/Import VPN Connection Settings to Another Computer in Windows 10/8/7 OS).

 

Step 1. Backup the VPN Connection Settings.

1. Press the Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R keys to open the run command box.
2. Type (copy/paste) the following command and press Enter:

  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Network\Connections

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3. To back up the VPN settings copy the Pbk folder to your backup location. (e.g. in your USB drive).

Backup VPN Settings - Username - Password

Step 2. Export the VPN Connections Credentials.

Now proceed to view and export the VPN credentials (username and password) to a text file.

1. Download the Dialupass utility from Nirsoft. *

* Note: The Dialupass utility displays all dialup/VPN entries on your computer and their logon details: User Name, Password, and Domain. You can use it to recover a lost password of your Internet connection or VPN. Dialupass also allows you to save the dialup/VPN list into text/html/csv/xml file, or copy it to the clipboard.

2. Extract the .zip file and then run the Dialuppass.exe

View VPN Username Password

3. Note the Username and the Password for the VPN connection(s), or select all VPN connections and go to File menu -> Save Selected items to save the VPN settings to a text file.

View vpn connection password

 

 

Step 3. Transfer the VPN Connections to another PC.

To restore the VPN connection settings, to another computer:

1. Press the Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R keys to open the run command box.
2. Type (copy/paste) the following command and press Enter:

  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Network\Connections

3. Copy and Paste the Pbk folder from the backup location and close the File Explorer.

Transfer vpn connections to another pc

4.  Click on the Network icon (on the system tray), to view and connect to the VPN connection.

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5. Finally type the VPN username and password and click OK to connect.

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