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4/26/12
Original Poster
Brett from Blogger

Legacy Account FAQ [read this before posting!]

We recently sent out an email to all users who still need to migrate their old pre-2007 Blogger accounts (legacy accounts). I've seen some questions asking 'what does this mean' or 'how do I know if my account is a legacy account?'. **If you've logged in to Blogger at all since 2007, then that account which you've logged in to (and all the blogs on the account) are *not* legacy accounts and nothing needs to be done.**

However, if you received the recent email, that means some *other* account is *also* associated with that email address, and it is a legacy account which needs to be updated. All of these unmigrated legacy accounts were created before 2007, so perhaps you've just forgotten about it since it was years ago.

If you still have questions, I'll try to answer as many responses as I can. Before you post, here is a quick FAQ:

> I've forgot my login info and therefore can't use the migration form at blogger.com/legacy-claim.g. Help!
Simple. Just head over to blogger.com/forgot.g, enter the same email address which the Legacy Notice email was sent to, and the recovery email will be sent which includes password help.

> Will URLs that aren't claimed be released for claiming?
We have no plans to alter any existing blog URLs or content. Sorry!

> Do I have to migrate? What if I don't care about my old legacy account?
That's fine, you aren't required to do this and none of your existing Google Account data or info will be affected whatsoever.

(I may add more FAQs depending on the other questions I see). Please point others to this thread if you notice legacy questions.

-brett
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All Replies (394)
Michael Mock
4/26/12
Michael Mock
Is there any way to find out what blog the "legacy account" email was referring to? I mean, it's entirely possible that I forgot an old one - but if so, I'd like to know what it was!
cassie42
4/26/12
cassie42
The blogger.com/forgot.g is broken. The page claims my address wasn't found, but I copied and pasted it directly from the TO: line of the Legacy Notice email. Any chance it'll be fixed soon?
Lucy Moran
4/26/12
Lucy Moran
The "blogger.com/forgot.g" is totally unhelpful. It just sent me a list of email addresses associated with my account, but no usernames potentially associated with any legacy blog, therefore I cannot login to figure out what forgotten blog the email is talking about. So yes, is there anyway to find out what account the email is referring to?
mymotoq07
4/26/12
mymotoq07
I'm either having a moment or this still doesn't make sense...
I have logged into Blogger since 2007, so according to this, it's not a legacy account. BUT...it says if you got this email there is something associated with the Blogger account. Huh??
Just tell me if I have to do something not lose anything, pleeease!
 
I've already lost a blog because google disabled my account for some unknown reason...don't want to lose another! :-(
cslane99zz
4/26/12
cslane99zz
I also seem to be going in circles. I've followed the steps to receive my user name but only receive and email with another old email address that was associated with my main email at some point. I get no blogger user name that I can use to access the site. I also copied and pasted the email directly from the legacy account email. I would like to reclaim the blog info but can't remember the user name. Please help.
Slushie_Man
4/26/12
Slushie_Man
I'm also having the same problem as a lot of these other people - I use the e-mail address that the e-mail was sent to (and currently my ONLY e-mail address) as my log-in username, like the e-mail told me to, but it keeps saying that's not the correct username, even though it's exactly what I use to sign in to work on my blog just about every day.
Google user
4/26/12
Google user
I tried to migrate my account my i get a msg saying "your account not found". What can i do? I don´t wanna lose my blogs >__<
4/26/12
Original Poster
Brett from Blogger
what is the address? i'll take a look.
4/26/12
Original Poster
Brett from Blogger
Slushie_Man,

Is the email address you received the email the same as the one your posting from in this forum?
charmedcharlee
4/26/12
charmedcharlee
I'm also getting the same problem, with not being able to log in while using my username :/
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dree
4/30/12
dree
as asked by others, how do i find what blog the 'legacy account' email was referring to when i don't remember the name of the blog itself? thanks
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