How to backup VPN connections in Windows 7 & 8

I’m sure more of you have wondered wether it’s possible to backup your VPN connections stored in your windows 7/8 pc, after some exploring I found the file where they are stored.
Actually it’s called a “phonebook” in windows and is located at:
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk (in windows 8 it is one folder deeper called “hidden_pbk”

pbk

If you double click the PBK file it will show you all connections. So as you can see the VPN connections are stored there and can be easily exported.