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Backup Your Windows Live Writer Settings

If you’ve ever tried to move your Windows Live Writer settings from one computer to another you’ll know what a royal pain that can turn out to be. Sure, you can backup the registry and all the files in your application data directory, but it just turns out to be a mess.

Scott Lovegrove has solved this problem for everybody by creating the Windows Live Writer Backup Utility, which can even be run with command line arguments for automating backups.

The interface of the application is simple enough, all you really need to do is click the world’s biggest Backup button and specify the location to save the file.

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You can also start it from the command line with any one of the command line arguments. 

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Note: If you are running this in Windows Vista you will need to choose to run it as administrator.

Download Live Writer Backup Utility from ScottIsAFool’s Dev Stuff

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  • Published 10/8/07

Comments (2)

  1. AL

    I just had a thought: using this utility we can make some sort of an automated process to sync drafts and settings across multiple machines. This will be very useful. I will investigate it a little more and post back my findings.

  2. Diesel

    Excellent, this is JUST what I was searching for. Thank you!

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