Editing file upload locations with Live Writer

Testing out Windows Live Writer with the options that Brandon sent me. In this case, I’ve opted for the registry edit, instead of installing a wlwmanifest.xml file (I’ll try that out later). Here’s how it supposedly works:

Run regedit, and navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Writer\Weblogs\{blog-id}\UserOptionOverrides

In UserOptionOverrides, create a string object with the name "fileUploadNameFormat" and the value:

"[wherever you want to put the file]/{FileName}"

Note that these values are case-sensitive.

With any luck, your uploaded images should now go into the right spot. Assuming, of course, you only ever want the file to go in the one spot (which I do, unless I’m doing some kind of blog maintenance).

So here’s my uploaded image. Let’s see if it works…

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Update: Well, that worked peachy! Thanks to (I can’t believe I’m saying this) Microsoft Tech Support for the tips.