Ink Blog Plugin – Update for problem systems

I’ve had a few problem reports from folks using Ink Blog Beta 2, where they get an exception message that starts like this:

System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly
‘Microsoft.mshtml, Version=7.0.3300.0, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’ or one of its dependencies. The system
cannot find the file specified.
File name: ‘Microsoft.mshtml, Version=7.0.3300.0


If you are getting this message, or any similar message that has “Microsot.mshtml” in it, then it probably means your system is missing this Windows file.  Normally this file is installed as part of IE 5.5 and up, so most folks have it.  I have read several reasons why this file may be missing, including IE7 Beta installs, but it seems pretty rare.

If you are missing the file, and you want to run Ink Blog Plugin you have 2 options:

1) Download / Repair your IE Install

2) Or (much easier) just download the missing file from here, unzip it, and copy it to your plugin directory ( C:\Program Files\Windows Live Writer\Plugins )


Hope this helps a few of you.


5 thoughts on “Ink Blog Plugin – Update for problem systems

  1. Hi Ed,

    Thanks for this update. I installed the beta2 plugin and the missing file you provided and everything is working fine. It’s even better than I imagined. And yes I am using 1E7 Beta 3!

    All the best, Chris

  2. I had a blog comment today wondering if the Ink Blog Plugin runs under Vista. Oddly enough, I had not

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