Rescuing your “feeder” feeds

So the feeds from my feeder (RSS Feed Reader) Chrome Extension magically disappeared the other day and, since apparently others have the same problem, I’ve decided to give a tutorial on how to rescue your data through a backup of your machine.

  1. Grab the backup data

The extension saves the feed data in a database file at 
`C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Default\databases\chrome-extension_pnjaodmkngahhkoihejjehlcdlnohgmp_0` or
`/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/databases/chrome-extension_pnjaodmkngahhkoihejjehlcdlnohgmp_0` respectively.

Go to that folder in your backup data. The database file has an integer as the filename.

2. Open the file

The file is an SQLite database. You’ll need some SQLite browser to open the file like the free and open source http://sqlitebrowser.org/.

Now open the file. Do it.

3. Find the feed data

3.1. Go to `Tables`/`feeds`/

3.2. Right click, select `Browse Table`

…and there you have your data.

To export the feeds to a text file, export them to CSV with `File`/`Export`/.

If this doesn’t work for you you could also try your luck and email the support about a backup of your data.

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