managed list


  • Is there any way to transfer the managed list of websites in Expression Web 4 with the login credentials to my new computer?  I have about 50 websites that I manage and so if there is a file I can transfer, it would save a lot of time. 

    Jim Dammon

    Monday, October 15, 2018 10:13 PM

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  • I find that EW4 stores publishing credentials in Windows Credential Manager.  That's not a flat file you could transfer elsewhere, and if you backed it up and tried to restore it on another PC, it contains credentials other than those for Expression Web websites.  I'm not sure if the list of managed websites would be any easier to find - some things similar to that are stored in the registry.

    I think you are stuck with the tedious task of going though your sites one by one and opening them and recreating the publishing destinations.

    Kathleen Wilber
    BrightWillow - Asp.Net Applications

    • Edited by KathyW2 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 4:09 AM
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 3:47 AM
  • The configuration data (publishing destinations, usernames, etc) for websites is stored in folders at
    %Appdata%\Microsoft\Expression\Web 4\SiteData
    These can be copied to the new PC.
    As Kathy said, passwords are stored elsewhere in encrypred form and will have to be added to the publishing dialogues manually.
    More information at

    Ron Symonds

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:13 AM