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Last active August 29, 2015 14:07
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using System;
using Microsoft.Win32;
// Add a ref to C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.BlogClient.dll
using WindowsLive.Writer.BlogClient;
// Add a ref to C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.CoreServices.dll
using WindowsLive.Writer.CoreServices.Settings;
using WindowsLive.Writer.CoreServices;
namespace RecoverLiveWriterCredentials
class Program
static void Main(string[] args)
RegistrySettingsPersister persister =
new RegistrySettingsPersister(Registry.CurrentUser,
@"Software\\Microsoft\\Windows Live\\Writer\\Weblogs");
string[] names = persister.GetSubSettings();
for (int i = 0; i < names.Length; i++)
ISettingsPersister blogPersister = persister.GetSubSettings(names[i]);
SettingsPersisterHelper settings = new SettingsPersisterHelper(blogPersister);
CredentialsDomain domain = new CredentialsDomain("name", "description", null, null);
BlogCredentials creds = new BlogCredentials(settings, domain);
Console.WriteLine("Blog: {0}", blogPersister.Get("BlogName"));
Console.WriteLine("Username: {0}", creds.Username);
Console.WriteLine("Password: {0}", creds.Password);
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