Windows Live Writer stopped working

Window Live Writer has been fine until today. I have re-installed several time without resolving problem. Would appreciate any suggestions. 
Windows 7, 32 bit 4 gig memory 
Getting this error.

Question Summary
Windows Live Writer Quit Working
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Enter the exact error that you are experiencing :
Stopped working

Additional Details
  Stopped working

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
  Problem Signature 01: windowslivewriter.exe
  Problem Signature 02: 16.4.3508.205
  Problem Signature 03: 5111f72f
  Problem Signature 04: mscorlib
  Problem Signature 05:
  Problem Signature 06: 4ca2b889
  Problem Signature 07: 1b2b
  Problem Signature 08: c
  Problem Signature 09: System.IO.FileNotFoundException
  OS Version: 6.1.7601.
  Locale ID: 1033

Hello CarolinaGuy,

I did a quick search on my system and found many instances of MSCORLIB [and MSCORLIB.DLL] in my Microsoft Windows folder on my operating system folder, but I also see where it's used with Microsoft SilverLight and .NET, and seeing as it's so prolific, and Windows Live Writer relies on Internet Explorer for the HTML rendering, this might lead back to Internet Explorer as the cause.

Even if you don't use Internet Explorer as the default browser; it has to be updated regularly.

These are some things you should generally do anyway, but…
  • You should try doing a system update.
  • Downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
  • Downloading the latest version of .NET framework 4 [or latest]
  • And possibly Microsoft Silverlight

Also, if Windows Live Writer starts at all, you should try to submit your Windows Live Writer log.

A standard response for Microsoft techs here is to request the Windows Live Writer log file. It may offer them more insight as to why Windows Live Writer is having issues.

Here's how to get it…
In Windows Live Writer, choose HELP, About Windows Live Writer and then clicking the "Show log file" link.

OR [if you can't get that far] grab it manually…

Start » Run
   If you are using Vista or Windows 7:  [Copy and paste]: 
   %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Windows Live Writer\Windows Live Writer.log

Until next time,
Larry Henry Jr.

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Last updated May 15, 2018 Views 175 Applies to: