I recently replaced my old Windows 7 machine with a new Windows 7 machine, and have my old drive mounted. If possible, I would like to access the list of "saved" machines from the drop down list in Remote Desktop Connection.

I don't remember the IP address of a machine that I need to remote to, and I know it would be in the list on that old drive.

Where would this list be stored on my old drive?


It is stored in the registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client

Under sub-key Default you have a list of servers with values MRUn=servername

Under sub-key Servers you have keys for each Servers with values like UsernameHint or other custom settings for each server

You should be able to load your user hive from your backup and export the key then merge back into your current system. Make sure to unload the hive when done.

You'll probably need to modify the .reg file and make user it merges to HKEY_CURRENT_USER and not the location loaded imported the hive to.

For Information on loading a registry hive look here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732157(v=ws.11).aspx. The hive you'll be looking for should be under <systemdrive>:\Users\<username>\NTUSER.DAT, this is an OS Protected file and you might need to uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" under Folder Options->View

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