Where R Outlook Express Newsgroup Stored?

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MatrixX

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I did a bad thing. :( I subscribed to all the newsgroups and outlook express froze when trying to load all of them. So now when I try to load the program it freezes in an attempt to load all the newsgroups. I need to delete the newsgroups so they don't load, but I don't know where they are stored. Help!
 
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C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Identities\{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}\Microsoft\Outlook Express is where they are stored

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each newsgroup is a file such as 3bconfig.dbx referencing the 3bconfig newsgroup

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a .dbx file is only created if you actually double clicked that newsgroup to catch up on the messages

so: the problem isn't really with the subscribed newsgroups unless you 'opened' a lot of them

you say it freezes
is this when you a) go to news and try to open it, or b) right at start up?

if it's a) - go to file in the main menu bar and select 'work offline', you should be able to click on news and unsubscribe (as rockn suggested) - or even go to tools, acocunts, and delete the news account, then recreate it later

if it's b) - i have no idea, could probably find the newsgroup account in the registry somewhere and delete it - someplace like here - do a registry search for news:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Account Manager\Accounts\00000009

always do a registry back up before changing anything
 

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It's definately B
However I have Win2000 so I cannot find any folder when I search titled "identies"
Could you tell me where you found the info so I could search for Win200
Thank You
 

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Also, I tried searching for *.dbx (forget what the extension is now, maybe I got it right) I get no results.
Outlook freezes when it tries to display the newsgroups in the window, so it doesn't even complete the list. It's pretty bad.
 

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Problem Solved. Scrolled over to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Identities and deleted the whole directory which reset my Outlook Express settings. Now I have to set up my e-mail and news but I'm happy.
 

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Speaking of which, anybody know the maximum amount of newsgroups you are allowed to have before it crashes? :)
 
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Originally posted by MatrixX
Speaking of which, anybody know the maximum amount of newsgroups you are allowed to have before it crashes? :)
less than all of them ? lol

glad it worked out - i run W98 aned wasn't aware you were using W2000 (which i know nothing about, ...well almost nothing) - next time id the OS and a few other basics and it'll help narrow it down a bit
 
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