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all the docs on putty say, "To start a saved session immediately: double-click on the session name in the list box." This works on all of my saved sessions except for the session I most recently created. Putty does not automatically start that session on double-click. I found no settings in putty that control this. I recall this happening on other installs of putty but never found a solution for it. Has anyone else experienced this? What is different about this session?

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Are you sure you have a Host Name (or IP address) specified in the profile? It won't start without one. – heavyd Oct 30 '13 at 18:39
what do you mean by the profile? I have a session saved and it is listed in saved sessions box and it has a name in addition to some other settings (like username) and the username setting is respected when I paste the session name into the Host Name (or IP address) box – mcgyver5 Oct 30 '13 at 19:57
Sorry, I meant session. You need to save a Host Name (or IP address) as part of the session in order for it to open by double click. – heavyd Oct 30 '13 at 20:11

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This works for me in case double-click on a saved session does not work:

  1. Delete the saved session by clicking on the 'Delete' button in PuTTY configuration
  2. Re-enter the hostname/IP address in both 'Host Name (or IP address)' field and 'Saved Session' field.
  3. Save the session by clicking 'Save' Button
  4. Double-click on the newly saved session
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