OK. Now that that’s taken care of, if like me you rely on Windows Live Writer and the various plug-ins that are available for it (I use the Text Template plug-in for recurring posts, as well as the Twitter Notify plug-in to update my twitter account when I post), and you need to move to a new machine, how do you make sure that your writer environment is set up the way you like it?
Enter Windows Live Writer Backup, a nifty tool that backs up settings, plug-ins, themes, and draft and recent posts, and allows you to easily restore them to another machine. Since I’m transitioning to a new laptop for my main work machine, I gave it a try, and it worked spectacularly. The only hitch that I ran into was that the Text Template plug-in was throwing exceptions on the new machine, but it turns out this was because I had customized the icon for one of my templates to use the icon for VS2008, which is not (yet) installed on my new laptop.
Quick, painless, and thorough. Just how I like my utilities.