Lost my public key with a windows reinstall

August 14, 2015 2.4k views
DigitalOcean Networking CentOS


I reinstalled windows recently and lost my public key that was on my desktop. I can get access to the console via the dashboard. Is there any way to export the private key and generate a public key for it that i can use with putty, or do i need to generate a new key pair?


1 Answer

If You still have private key, You can easily recreate public key.

If Your workstation is Windows than You can use PuTTYgen, or if it’s Linux than use ssh-keygen.

Of course You need to know Your passphrase…

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