May 22, 2009

Windows Live Writer - Error 403! Forbidden

I started to use Windows Live Writer couple of weeks ago, it comes with Windows Live.  One good thing about this writer is that it allows you to add various blog accounts, just like how you can add several email accounts in Windows Live Mail. 

However, I encountered a problem when I was trying to publish a blog with photo attached to my blogger.com account.  The server will return an Error 403.  The problem could be due to Picasa Web Albums (blogger.com, Google, and Picasa are all linked) doesn’t automatically create a specific album to store the pictures during upload. 

So, to overcome this problem, simple.  Just login to the Picasa Web Albums with your Google ID and create an album titled “Windows Live Writer”, and voila!  No more error 403 or whatsoever.  Pictures attached in your new blog will automatically store in that album. 

Happy Blogging!

27 comments:

Kevin Pine said...

Thanks! Had the exact same symptom and this fixed it.

Janelle said...

Many thanks! This really helped me out tonight.

shreen2008 said...

Hey, Hit the nail on the head. I was facing the same problem and it got solved. I didn't know Blogger,Picasa, Google are all connected. Hmm. some knowledge gained. Also would you like to have my website on your blog roll.Technology Blog

Lemão said...

Thanks

Saved my day!

Natalie said...

Thanks so much! This helped ALOT!!

Mary said...

Thank you! This was so helpful. The address to go to is picasaweb.google.com, then click upload to create a new album.

RN and OSHP said...

Thank you for the help!

Julie said...

WOW!!! That worked soooo great!!! Thank you sooo much!!!

Christina@ingallslife said...

hey...thanks so much for the help. i have been reading all over blogger for some help with this 403 but here you were with the answer all along. yea! you can check out my first live writer post with lots o pics here: http://ingallslife.blogspot.com/2009/08/july-365-my-summer-in-photos-i-heart.html

thanks again...

Helen said...

Thank you ... I have fiddle for ****ing ages trying to work out how I could inc pictures into my posts and you have solved the problem in seconds

YOU ARE A GENIUS

Ivan Maminta said...

You made my blogging life a lot easier. Cheers

Mary R Snyder said...

Thank you TONS! This is it!

AMNY said...

I know i'm not original at all ... but THANKS!!! :))

Owen said...

Thank you very much!! If only Windows Live would have mentioned this..

Newoz said...

Thank you so much. I had WLW installed since a while ago, and never had the chance to give it a go. When I tried to publish something, that ubiquitous error popped up and I frantically looked around for an explanation. And thanks to you this problem has been solved. Now I'm happily blogging on the go. Thanks heaps.

lovelyinlux said...

OH my gosh! This was so easy! Thank you so much, I've been frustrated with this for a while now.

happilina said...

THANKS SO MUCH!~

d's hype said...

Very helpful. Thank you!

Miki Schneider said...

thank you! *o*
I would never have found the solution myself...

edelgado82 said...

Thank you came in very handy today

carrie said...

Adding my thanks - I was very puzzled LOL

okitaro said...

Thank you! BTW: it was enough just to log in to Picassa, the folder Windows Live Writer was created automaticaly.

en annan said...

Hey, just discovered you get the same error if you have 1000 images in your picasa album.
Fix? Create a new album and either move images there or redirect the blog to store images in the new album. :-)

Tepepa said...

Thanks a lot for this!

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