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Where R Outlook Express Newsgroup Stored?

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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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YOu should be able to deselect them offline.
good news
C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Identities\{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}\Microsoft\Outlook Express is where they are stored

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

good news
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, aco****s, 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
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.
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.
Speaking of which, anybody know the maximum amount of newsgroups you are allowed to have before it crashes? :)
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
I'll remember that for next time :rolleyes:
Thanks for your help :D
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