How to back up Blogger using Blogger Backup Utility

I only know how to do it for Blogger (sorry everyone else NOT on Blogger), because that’s the only one I’ve ever used.

The software I use is called: Blogger Backup Utility by Codeplex.

It’s an open source code, which means it’s free to use and tweak if you want, and you can download it here.

I’m going to walk you through how to use this ridiculously simple program. First, you have to install the program.

Then when you open it, you’re going to see a screen like this, so click on the blank menu bar at the top and select: Add/Update/Remove Blogs

(You’ll have to do this every time unless you save the settings.. which I don’t. And I don’t know why I don’t but I must have a good reason.)

I’d suggest using the first option and logging into Blogger with your ID and password rather than typing in everything in the second tab, but it’s up to you.

This is what the second option looks like

It will now say:
Wait for it, and this will appear at the top – your blogs. Click on the one you want to back up then click OK at the bottom.

Now you’re back to the main screen. Select the Blog you want to back up from the previously blank menu.

Now what you want to do is click on where you’d like to save your backup of your blog from Blogger.

Other options you want to check is:

Save Comments: Yes, if you want to save comments.

Save posts as (format): Atom, one file per post – this means that you get a file per post that you did with the comments inside. If you select the other option, it’s one big file with ALL of your posts.

Totally up to your preference.

Check to make sure that you get all of the posts, but there’s an option to only choose the newest posts since a certain date.

I’m lazy, so I just get them all.

Click on Backup Posts and you’re done.

You can also log in and do a reverse “Restore Posts”, if Blogger ever conks out on you.

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