WLW creates zero-size draft shortcuts which appear in Windows 7 jumplists RRS feed

  • Question

  • Running on Windows 7.7000

    Each time I make a post with WLW, it creates a recent file shortcut for the post and for a draft. So when you look at the WLW jumplist (taskbar or start menu) there are 2 entries for every post.

    Unless I explicitly saved a draft (very rare), the draft shortcuts point to a 0-byte file, and clicking on it produces a "Not Found" error message.

    This issue doesn't seem to be getting any traction via the W7 beta reporting process.
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 10:58 PM

All replies

  • Problem remains in the new WLW update on Win 7.7100 (RC).
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 5:29 AM
  • This is a Windows Live Writer problem, and a bug is filed.  There is no fix for this that will be part of Windows 7. 
    -Brandon Turner [MSFT]
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 4:20 PM
  • I filed the bug but there is no good coverage of Live products within the Win 7 beta despite the issues covered.

    I haven't seen any bugs in Live products actually addressed in the Live updates that came this month.
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 11:08 PM