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BackUp/Restore Windows Live Writer Settings, Posts, And Plugins

All posts that are published on this blog are done with Windows Live Writer(WLW). It is one complete tool for bloggers who want to publish articles frequently. You can add plugins, save drafts, and customize any settings easily. But it lacks one important feature: ability to back up your data.

Windows Live Writer Backup is a free tool to create a backup of all your WLW posts, settings and plugins with a click of a button. If you want to transfer complete WLW data(settings, posts, and plugins) to another computer, you can do it with this tool. Just make a backup on one computer and restore it on another.

Backing Up

To backup, just launch the program, select the Settings, Posts, and Plugins that you want to backup and click Backup button.

windows live writer backup

Now select the destination where you would like to store the backup and click Save. It will backup your data in few seconds depending on the number of posts and plugins in your Windows Live Writer.

creating backup of wlw


There are two ways to restore: either you will have to launch this program in Administrator mode, click Restore button and select the backup file or simply open the Backup file directly.

restoring windows live writer

Note: Make sure Windows Live Writer is closed while making a backup or when restoring.

It requires .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 to run this tool and works on both 32 and 64-bit version of Windows.Enjoy!

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