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How to save,restore and transfer Dial-up and VPN Connections

Posted under Servers, Software, Vista, XP by ifoundafix

The other day while browsing the Internet I Found A Fix for a recent problem I was having. The issue is described as follows;

I was trying to transfer all my VPN and dial-up settings from my old computer to a new one without having to recreate each one separately.

The solution and description to this error is set out below; 

  1. Find the Rasphone.pbk file in the %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk folder on your old computer. Note: The Application Data folder is a hidden folder. To view this folder, follow these steps:
  2. Open the All Users folder, and then click Folder Options on the Tools menu.
  3. Click View, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.
  4. After you have created all your connections, copy the Rasphone.pbk to a safe location, and then copy the Rasphone.pbk file to the %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk folder on the new computer. Note When you replace the Rasphone.pbk file, you are prompted to confirm the file replacement. Click Yes to replace the file.
  5. Restart the computer to view the connections

Note: This will not transfer usernames and passwords. Just Settings..

I would like to acknowledge the assistance and thank Microsoft for their solution.

I hope you too have Found A Fix!!

  1. Alex R Said,

    Thanks you for the instructions, finally it’s working, i have been trying to do this transfer, but i copied the wrong Pbk…

    thanks again. 🙂

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