how to generate an SSH key in Windows?


I'm following this to generate a ssh key on windows 8.1, but if I press enter key when asked to enter file in which to save the key I get error could not create the directory '//.ssh'

now if instead of pressing enter I enter "id_rsa", then after doing clip < ~/.ssh/, I get The system cannot find the path specified.

Is there any way around this? I can switch to ubuntu but I want to do this on windows.

The best way to find your ssh keys is:

  1. create an account in Github
  2. download Github application on desktop and login with your credentials
  3. after 1 min, Go to Github website --> login --> go to setting --> In left side click on ssh keys, here you can find your ssh keys.