Backup/Restore Windows Live Writer with Import/Export Plugin
By on December 7th, 2009

Recently, someone posted a comment at my website, telling me about two useful and   free Windows Live Writer Plugins from Kobi Pinhasov. The first plugin that I tried out was called Import and Export Settings Wizard. (also see Windows Live Writer Backup)

kobi-pinhasov Kobi mentioned how that he’d always hated trying to sync up his WLW between different PCs. He decided to write a plugin to solve that problem. According to his blog post, this plugin will import and export the Configuration Settings, Auto links glossary, Preferences, Blog Accounts and the Installed Plug-ins. While exporting, you can save the backups in a local folder, network folder or FTP. He also plans to add the ability to export to SkyDrive and other cloud backup sites soon.

Here are some screen-shots as I tried out the Import Export Wizard plugin.

Screen-shots

1. As you can see, you will access the wizard via your Insertmenu in WLW.

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2. You are first offered a choice as to what you’d like to do. I chose to Export my settings.

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3. Next you can pick and choose which settings to back up.

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4. As you can see below, I chose to export settings to My Dropbox account so that I could access them from anywhere on the web.

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5. After a few seconds, the wizard reported that it was done.

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Once I finished exporting, I checked the output folder that I’d selected and found the files that the wizard had created.

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I have not checked out the Import setting on this plugin yet, but I do know at least one person who’s been using it, besides the author, that is.

Download this plugin at: Import and Export Wizard for Windows Live Writer

Techie Buzz Verdict

Using this plugin, you may save yourself a good number of headaches and save time. I like the way it works and I may give it a better rating once the author adds access to other web file hosting services.

Techie Buzz Rating: 3/5

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