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Windows Live Writer error

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  • Hi guyz,

    I am unable to publish my posts using WLW as it is throwing the following error,

    An Unexpected error has occured while attempting to login: Error decrypting data.

    The log file shows,

    Unexpected exception attempting to load resource WindowsLive.Writer.CoreServices.Marketization.Master.xml: System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Error decrypting data

    Failed to decrypt weblog password: Error decrypting data at WindowsLive.Writer.Interop.Windows.Crypt32.CryptUnprotectString

    as exception. Also i am not able to access Tools -> Options and Tools -> Account from the menu.

    Uninstalling and reinstalling didnt help me either.

    If anybody has faced this error before please help me.

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 9:00 AM

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  • I've seen this before when the encryption libraries in Windows get corrupted. What version of Windows are you using? (including service pack)
    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 11:37 PM
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