I have been using windows remote desktop from remmina, what i feel so awkward is I don't see the save password button enabled, I need to frequently use my remote connection, and don't like entering username, passwords, etc, everytime...

Help me..

  • did you find a solution? – sepehr Apr 27 '13 at 7:06
  • @sepehr yes i did find, just rename the Quick Connect to any name if your choice, and you are done. – shivshnkr Apr 27 '13 at 12:54
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    It's a great RDP client. However, it'd be nice if the UI had the following workflow : (Save enabled by default) -> User clicks save -> Error presented that says "Change the name from Quick Connect" -> Name is entered -> Save button works as usual. – blong Oct 21 '15 at 20:15

I found out the solution: just rename the Quick Connect appearing in the TextBox to your favorite name, and it is done!

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    it didn't worked for me, my version is, which version do you use? – sepehr Apr 28 '13 at 8:14
  • when you are trying to make a connection, you go to Connection->New, there instead of Quick Connect write any name you want, and type in the ip address, username, and password, you will get the save button enabled. – shivshnkr Apr 28 '13 at 12:54
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    I misunderstood your question, my problem is password doesn't save not in edit box of a connection nor when I want to connect to one of defined servers. each time I have to enter password. – sepehr Apr 28 '13 at 17:55
  • The only answer that actually worked.. why is the accepted password so down at the bottom? – Muhammad bin Yusrat May 13 '19 at 1:26
  • O common that's stupid..... thanks it works – Peyman Majidi Mar 3 at 12:38

Also make sure you own the .remmina folder (and all its contents).

$ ls -l --directory ~/.remmina/

Your user name should appear on the ls record like:

drwx------ 2 username username 4096 Jan 1 12:15 /home/username/.remmina

If root owns this file, You can correct the permissions like:

# chown --reference ~/ --recursive ~/.remmina/


  • # Implies "run as root" (eg with sudo), as only root may change ownership of files.
  • --reference ~/ Tells chown to copy the ownership of ~/, which bash expands before the command gets executed, and points to your home folder.

Had the same problem, discovered that there is a bug using snap - removed the snap and reinstalled from remmina repository for ubuntu. Also made sure the permissions were set on ~/.remmina. Works fine now. This is on Xubuntu 16.10. Seems that others have also noted that the issue relates to Xubuntu.

sudo snap remove remmina

[Get repo details from remmina site ]

sudo apt install remmina
  • confirmed in 18.10 – Archemar Apr 8 '19 at 13:57

Open Remmina, then go to the Preferences (under three bars), then change Remmina data folder to your username.

  • thanks for your answer. Your comment was helpful for me. – user216 Jun 25 at 9:48

create directory ~/.remmina if it doesn't exists and check what you own


You need to save your connection, total connection not only your password.

  • well by password, i meant username, password, shared folder, don't u see the last line of my question? – shivshnkr Feb 25 '13 at 16:27

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