You can backup Windows Live Writer local draft posts and recent posts as you type them. Windows Live Writer is one of the best friend of bloggers and is a much revered desktop publishing tool in the industry.
To backup Windows Live Writer Local Draft, there are so many third-party tools and utilities out there, but most of them demands us to manually backup the draft posts and recent posts. The idea of manual backup still haunts me in this era of multi-tasking where everything is scheduled and worked out already. Not my cup of tea.
To backup Windows Live Writer Local Draft as we type, we’re not going to use any third-party tool to back up Windows Live Writer Local Drafts and Recent posts, but it inculcates the use of Cloud storage, SpiderOak. And that is all.
It’s a one time setup which could be easily carried out even by novice users. Here’s how to do it.
Backup Windows Live Writer Local Draft As You Type In Clouds
1. To get started make sure you’re using SpiderOak, the most secured cloud based storage service. If not, Sign up.
2. Download and install SpiderOak desktop application.
3. As we know, all the local draft and recent posts written in Windows Live Writer are saved here
C: > Users > Your_user_name > Documents > My Weblog Posts. Move down to that path.
4. Right-click the ‘My Weblog Posts’ Folder, choose ‘SpiderOak’ from the menu, and finally click on ‘Add to Backup’.
5. With that we’ve added our ‘My Weblog Posts’ to backup. But how frequently we want it to backup, we’re yet to set.
6. Now, open SpiderOak desktop application which you’ve downloaded and installed previously.
7. Under the ‘Status’ tab, then ‘Overview’, click the ‘Change’ button that corresponds to BACK UP.
8. The ‘Preferences’ window will appear. Under the ‘Schedule’ tab, set Backup Frequency to ‘Automatic’. Click ‘OK’ to finalize. With that we’re done, all your local drafts and recent posts saved in My Weblog Posts will be saved automatically to your SpiderOak account.
Check out the time stamp in the right bottom corner. As soon as you hit the ‘Save’ button or
CTLR + S in Windows Live Writer, the post will be automatically saved over in your SpiderOak account.
Check out the time-stamp when the post is saved in SpiderOak account. Almost same, just as you type, it’s saved in the SpiderOak account.
So that’s how you can backup Windows Live Writer Local draft posts and recent posts as you type. Let us know, if you’re facing any issues. We’ve also covered a detailed tutorial to sync Windows Live Writer Local drafts to Dropbox automatically.