Lightroom Plugin “FormatMessageW failed” Error: Possible Solution from Alexander Kiel

Alexander Kiel's has developed some insight into the “FormatMessageW failed” error that plagues some Windows users of Lightroom export plugins, including my export plugins for Zenfolio, SmugMug, Flickr, and Picasa Web. From his reports, the problem seems to be related to IE7 and slow internet connections.

He poses a potential solution, so those running into this error are encouraged to see his writeup on the subject.

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Jeffrey – I’m a new Lightroom user and ran into this issue while uploading pix to flickr for the first time.
Other than the workaround mentioned in Alexander Kiel’s blog (which I haven’t tried yet simply because it changes a rather low-level regkey), are you aware of any other workarounds or solutions.
Since it happens only with IE7, have you tried talking to someone at Microsoft about it?
If not, I might be able to put you in touch with some folks..

— comment by Umesh on February 5th, 2008 at 4:26pm JST (16 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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