Code Snippets in Expression Web

Have you created code snippets in Expression Web? Recently I had to rebuild the hard drive on my laptop. I had already backed up my entire C Drive BEFORE  I installed the new hard drive. Once I finished reinstalling Windows and had the programs reinstalled and working, I realized my code snippets were missing. Could I get them back? YES.

With Windows Vista, browse to Local Disk (C Dive in my case) > Users > User Name > AppData > Roaming > Microsoft > Expression > Web 2 (or your version) > Snippets > SnippetsCustom.xml

In Windows XP the Code Snippets are located: Local Disk (C or your Local Drive) > Documents and Settings > User Name > Application Data > Microsoft > Expression > Version Name > Snippets >file-name.xml

Copy your backup file to the same location on the hard drive and you are back in business.


  1. I have been wondering if anyone has figured out how to get all my custom code snippets I have built into EW4 SP2?

    They are not in the Legacy folder as mentioned in another article.


  2. Great site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any community forums
    that cover the same topics talked about in this article?
    I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get suggestions from other experienced people that
    share the same interest. If you have any recommendations,
    please let me know. Bless you!

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