Windows Live Writer – Local Draft’s where are they stored?

Today one of our Project Managers migrated notebooks, after the migration was finished his profile was no longer needed as this notebook is being donated to a fellow staff member. So with that, I deleted his profile as it was no longer required, as you do. Now it seems that he had a blog post  that was still stored in his local drafts.

So that prompted me is the draft stored on the profile or on within the install DIR. I learnt that it is stored on the profile within documents, it will create a new folder called ‘My Weblog Posts’ in here you will find sub folders. There you will have your saved local drafts. It also keeps a local copy of your recent posts too.


3 Responses to “Windows Live Writer – Local Draft’s where are they stored?”

  • Peter Norman Says:

    Hi! Do you know if its possible to change the default location of drafts? I’m running Live Writer on Small Business Server 2003 client and it gives me an error when trying to save files to a network location (SBS2003 mirrors the My Documents folder to the server for backup purposes).

    If I find a solution, I’ll post back here.

    All the best!
    peter

  • Peter Norman Says:

    I’ll blame the quick response to my own question on being hyper-caffeinated. Sure, there are people (friends, mostly) who would suggest, in the strongest terms possible in civilized discourse, that its due to my having a thermos for brains.

    Either way, I’ve got the solution to my problem: I simply re-synced the ‘My Weblog Posts’ folder (right-click, sync in Vista). Based on my experience with Vista in a SBS2003 environment, this is common behavior (ie, folders being unwritable due to permissions suddenly being forgotten). When faced with similar problems in the past, I’ve had to delete the folder from the SBS2003 server before being able to either delete the local folder or sync it.

    Its maddening but there it is.

    All the best!
    peter

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