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windows live writerWLWBackup is a free backup utility for Windows Live Writer which backups blog settings (templates, links, etc), posts (including drafts) and WLW plugins which can be later restored, obviously.

Windows Live Writer is one of the most popular desktop blogging client and this back up utility is helpful if you are installing Windows Live Writer on a new PC.

  • The only requirements are that you must have .NET 3.5 SP1 installed.
  • This has been developed purely on x64 systems (Vista and Win7), so I know that x64 is ok, as should x86 as it's still just a 32bit program.
  • If you're running Vista or Win7, to run the program you will require elevated permissions. Unfortunately, this is only required for restoring a backup, but I have yet to find a good way of only asking for elevated permissions when restoring, so for now, you have to run as Administrator for all purposes.
  • If you have any other previous versions of my utility installed, you will need to uninstall that first before installing the new one.