This is painful. I read Nick's announcement of FeedDemon 1.6 Beta 1 and was eager to give it a try. Lots of great new features and fixes.

I installed it, ran thru the setup (opting to to subscribe to any of the built-in feeds), and was presented with an empty aggregator.


All my subscriptions are gone. Does anyone know where FeedDemon 1.5 stored 'em? I hope to go into my laptop backups (I hope) and pull in the necessary files.

If not, this is gonna royally suck. I so want to play with the new FeedDemon...

Update: Found the old subs. See the comments for the answer. Whew! :-)

Update #2: All old feeds imported. Newsgator 1.6 rocks! Much faster, improved UI, lots of other goodies.

Posted by jzawodn at July 13, 2005 12:42 PM

Reader Comments
# assaf said:

Look under Documents and Setting//Local Settings/Application Data/

on July 13, 2005 12:48 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Woohoo! You just saved me ass. I owe you one.

on July 13, 2005 12:58 PM
# Deane said:

>Newsgator 1.6 rocks

I thought this was FeedDemon?

on July 13, 2005 02:52 PM
# assaf said:

you're welcome ;-)

btw you can always export all your channel groups and feeds into an OPML file, I use it as a backup. but the OPML doesn't keep track of read posts, the news bin content, etc. just the list of feeds.

on July 13, 2005 03:19 PM
# asdasdasd said:
on July 13, 2005 06:20 PM
# Greg said:

Maybe you should try a web based reader - I bet you could get an invite to FeedLounge.

on July 13, 2005 08:16 PM
# Danny Howard said:

Perhaps it was pissy because you mis-spelled its name.

All aggregators seem broken. Rojo has been sucking my teat lately ...


on July 13, 2005 10:34 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Typo fixed.

on July 13, 2005 10:41 PM
# deewoo said:

Why you put yourself into this unpredicatable pain.
Feeddemon already died as a stand alone news reader. Cause it's gonna be newsgator paid service's add-on. Newsgator is not a software company. They sell the service. Ridiculously the service is about that you need to pay to see your feeds even when feeds is everywhere these days.
The bought feeddemon. They aren't plan to sell the feeddemon software but to kill feeddemon market. It's like you wanna use feeddemon after this you are gonna paid for newsgator's feeds subscibing service. If you won't paid for it, you won't see your feeds synchronized anymore.
This is exactly pain in the ass. They rent the software to you to let you see the feeds you paid for but you can read somewhere else for free?
Is this logical?
So if you don't want rent the software for ever and never own it, it's time to leave feeddemon now. It's soon or later. Cause they don't even use serial number to activate product anymore. You need to use your paid online newsgator account to activate it. So nick's post about rethinking is a lie. You don't have paid account, you won't able to activate feeddemon after you subscribition expire. Cause you don't have a paid newsgator account anymore. If your computer screws up one day, you need to reinstall your whole system including feeddemon but you won't be able to activate it in that period of time without a paid newsgator online account.
What you gonna do then? Or other situations similar like this.
It's time to screw up feeddemon as a stand alone newsgator for now. Cause it core is rotten now. It's not a software anymore. It's a door in the desktop environment you need to pay to pass to see the feeds free everywhere else just like newsgator outlook edition is not a software anymore but a door in the outlook environment you need to pay to pass to see the feeds free everywhere else.
This is newsgator's plan: kill you free pass in the desktop via feeddemon to news and rss and free pass in the outlook environment via outlook newsgator addon. Instead they build up two door for you to rent to pass. At the end, news and rss is not free anymore. You need to pay to see it.

on July 13, 2005 10:56 PM
# Michael Koziarski said:

Jeremy, that sunnypad comment has been in a few blogs (mine included) lately. word for word, char for char.

I considered it spam and deleted it, just thought you might want to too.

on July 14, 2005 01:15 AM
# Shantanu Oak said:

A *very* basic RSS reader can be found here...

on July 14, 2005 08:49 AM
# Nick Bradbury said:

Sorry for the beta pain, Jeremy - but I'm glad to hear you were able to get it sorted out! I'm also glad that it's running faster for you, as I remember your comment that the previous version was slowing down.

PS: Ain't it fun that no matter which aggregator you blog about, you end up getting a ton of recommendations for replacements?

on July 14, 2005 12:25 PM
# Earl Mardle said:

While we are on about agregators, look at Awasu. Its far the best from my slightly biased POV, has a range of neat tools, including multiple 'workpads' for pulling content together for subsequent reading or blogging, customisable channel hooks for performing all kinds of neatness and a nice reporting fuinction that will let you ftp the results to your favourite server, automaitcally if you want.

Oh, and if you have access to a server, it will let you syunch multiple machines so that if you add a new feed at home it will automatically pick it up for your work machine.

No, I don't get commission

on July 14, 2005 07:52 PM
# Ciro said:

Hey, if you want to read RSS feeds... Have you tried Opera? It is flawless and simple.

on July 19, 2005 03:11 AM
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