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I have a VPN connection I would like to "save". In Windows 7.

Is this possible, so that when I do a reinstall, I can easily just recreate this vpn connection?

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up vote 18 down vote accepted

I just tried making a VPN connection to test this.

Try pasting this into an address bar:

%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk\

You should see a file called rasphone.pbk, which should be your VPN connection. Double-click on it to check.

If it is, you can just copy that file to any other computer or user account by using the same directory address.

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And, for those curious, this works just fine for Windows 8 as well. – Chris_K Nov 22 '12 at 17:44
    
A comment from another user: I had a folder called hidden_pbk (though the folder is not hidden) with another rasphone.pbk. I have 6 VPN's setup but they appeared to all be contained in one file. – paradroid Jul 22 '15 at 17:33

If the connection is setup for all users, you'll find it in

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk

Hope this helps

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