May 16, 2010

Recover old RSS subscription list in NetNewsWire

*sound of angels singing*

Like the creator of this post, I too like to live on the edge with only a few GB of free space on my laptop...which has occasionally dipped to the DANGER, 0 GB of space. Both times, my NetNewsWire feeds have been completely deleted. I open NNW and find the reset values which are sports and technical blogs that interest me not at all. The first time, I spent a full day re-finding a lot of the feeds I used to read. The second time, I made my lists shorter. The third time, I gave up. I haven't been reading my RSS feeds for over a month.

But this simple set of instructions has recovered all my lost subscriptions. Thank goodness!!!

Close NetNewsWire
Go to ~/Library/Application Support/NetNewsWire/ and delete the Subscriptions.plist file
Open the Backups/ folder, and you will see a list of your subscription files with backup dates.
Copy the latest one back into the NetNewsWire/ folder, and rename it to Subscriptions.plist
Restart NetNewsWire and your subscriptions should be recovered.

7 comments:

pavol said...

Found this post through a google search. Thanks a bunch, had to switch computers for work and thought I'd lost my NetNewsWire subscriptions. This was a lifesaver!

Dani said...

Thank you very much, I was about to jump through my window.

Antony said...

Thank you. You solved my problem with NetNewsWire.

Alessandro said...

Wow, that's what I absolutely need!!
I've lost all my feed when I use my tablet and the Google Reader sync, but now I recover all my old subscriptions.
Thanks a lot for your post
A.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot :)

ryan said...

Thank you for the info. I was lost when all of my feeds disappeared. This managed to save most of my feeds but those which I added today were unfortunately lost :-(

sfmitch said...

Thanks. This worked perfectly!!