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On March 16, 2011 will definitely shut down the platform of Windows Live Spaces and since September last year Microsoft has been notifying every user who had a Space active to migrate it to Wordpress using your Windows Live ID, save it to your hard drive or remove. Still, there are many long-abandoned blogs that have not yet been migrated so that they may not survive. For these reasons I decided to create this tutorial to know who wants to save some Spaces
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{{Infobox project
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| title = Windows Live Spaces
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| image = Windows_Live_Spaces.png
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| description = Windows Live Spaces homepage (after logging in)
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| URL = http://spaces.live.com
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| project_status = {{offline}}
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| archiving_status = {{saved}}
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}}
  
== HTTrack (graphic version)==
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Windows Live Spaces was Microsoft's blogging/social networking service, a part of Windows Live.
I will explain what is the procedure to download one or more Spaces using [[HTTrack]] graphic version (WinHTTrack in Windows and in Linux is called WebHTTrack).
 
  
I assume that the reader should be familiarized with the use of WinHTTrack (or WebHTTrack) so I'll just explain that you need configure (in the Option Panel of the program) to download a Space of Windows Live Spaces.<ref></ref>
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On September 27, 2010, Microsoft announced that Windows Live Spaces would be shut down on March 16, 2011<ref>[http://explore.live.com/windows-live-spaces-help-center Changes are coming to Windows Live Spaces]</ref>.  Users were given the opportunity to download their Space, migrate it to [[Wordpress.com]] or let Microsoft delete it along with any other remaining Spaces on D-Day.
  
In the section "Scan Rules" must be added the following lines:
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== Archival Project ==
+*.css +*.js -ad.doubleclick.net/* -mime:application/foobar
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ArchiveTeam is working to archive as much of Windows Live Spaces as possible.  If you are able to help, please visit [[Talk:Windows Live Spaces|the talk page]] for co-ordination.
+*.7z
 
+*.pdf +*.doc +*.mid +*.3gp +*.djvu +*.amr +*.mp4 +*.ogg +*.ogv +*.ogm
 
+*.mov +*.mpg +*.mpeg +*.avi +*.asf +*.mp3 +*.mp2 +*.rm +*.wav +*.vob +*.qt +*.vid +*.ac3 +*.wma +*.wmv
 
+*.zip +*.tar +*.tgz +*.gz +*.rar +*.z
 
+*.arj +*.dar +*.lzh +*.lz +*.lza +*.arc
 
+*.gif +*.jpg +*.png +*.tif +*.bmp
 
-*.entry#comment
 
+*.profile.live.com/Lists/*
 
+*.byfiles.storage.live.com/*
 
+*.photos.live.com
 
+*.spaces.live.com
 
Line 1 to 7 indicate what types of files are downloaded from a Space (if the program finds one these and this lines can be modified to suit the user), the line 8 is because the program tries to capture the comments any post of a blog on Windows Live Spaces and this action generates errors (in addition to a waste of time when exploring a site), line 9 and 12 are used to capturing Spaces of the list of "friends" who might have the Space user which is capturing at that time (these lines are optional), and lines 10 and 11 are to capture the files and photos<ref></ref> that the user can have uploaded there.
 
  
Finally add in the field Browser "Identity" (from the section Browser ID) the following User Agent:
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== Trivia ==
Googlebot/2.1 (+ http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)
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* Although there were 7,000,000 profiles on Windows Live Spaces,<ref>[http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_live/b/windowslive/archive/2010/11/29/over-500-000-windows-live-spaces-blogs-migrated-to-wordpress-com.aspx Over 500,000 Windows Live Spaces blogs migrated to WordPress.com]</ref> only 1,000,000 of them had been moved to [[Wordpress.com]] by March 2, 2011<ref>[http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_live/b/windowslive/archive/2011/03/02/over-one-million-new-blogs-on-wordpress-com-but-time-is-running-out.aspx Over one million new blogs on WordPress.com, but time is running out]</ref> - a mere 14% of the total.
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* [[User:Swicher|Swicher]] has gathered [[User:Swicher/Personal statistics from Windows Live Spaces download|some statistics]] during his effort to download Spaces.
  
==Notes==
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Latest revision as of 03:29, 31 December 2014

Windows Live Spaces
Windows Live Spaces logo
Windows Live Spaces homepage (after logging in)
Windows Live Spaces homepage (after logging in)
URL http://spaces.live.com
Project status Offline
Archiving status Saved!
Project source Unknown
Project tracker Unknown
IRC channel #archiveteam (on EFnet)
Project lead Unknown

Windows Live Spaces was Microsoft's blogging/social networking service, a part of Windows Live.

On September 27, 2010, Microsoft announced that Windows Live Spaces would be shut down on March 16, 2011[1]. Users were given the opportunity to download their Space, migrate it to Wordpress.com or let Microsoft delete it along with any other remaining Spaces on D-Day.

Archival Project

ArchiveTeam is working to archive as much of Windows Live Spaces as possible. If you are able to help, please visit the talk page for co-ordination.

Trivia

  • Although there were 7,000,000 profiles on Windows Live Spaces,[2] only 1,000,000 of them had been moved to Wordpress.com by March 2, 2011[3] - a mere 14% of the total.
  • Swicher has gathered some statistics during his effort to download Spaces.

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