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Steps For Using an RSS Feed in IE


RSS Feeds are a great way to get recent news from your favorite sites. Many people prefer to receive the latest updates through their RSS Feeds. To keep things current, you can set up automatic feed refreshes. Sometimes, the RSS Feed may not automatically refresh in some instances. It won’t cause an error. It will simply not refresh after the refresh time. If you set an automatic refresh time of 15 minutes, the feed should be restored after 15 minutes. In this instance, however, the RSS Feed will not refresh. If you manually refresh the feed, it will update. This problem is only for Internet Explorer users.

Many things can cause this issue. The task scheduler, or the task feed, might be faulty. An issue with feed synchronization can also cause this problem. A problem with the feed database could also be a cause. There are several things you need to do to find the true culprit. Start with method 1, and continue until the problem is resolved. There are many ways to solve the problem, depending on what is causing it.

A few Internet Explorer users have had success with the reset of their settings. These are the steps to reset the Internet Explorer

  1. Hold Windows key, and then press R
  2. Enter by pressing
  3. Click Advancedtab
  4. Click Reset… This should appear in Internet Explorer’s Settings.
  5. To confirm, click Reset again
  6. Click to ok, and close the windows
  7. Reboot

Check now if feeds are updated.

Method 1: Check Feed Synchronization Issue

A synchronization issue can cause this issue. This can occur if the feed is not working correctly or if there is an issue with it. Follow the steps below to determine if feed synchronization has an issue. We will then provide the steps to fix the issue once we have identified the problem.

  1. Once you press Windows key,
  2. In the Windows search bar, type prompt
  3. Right-click Command prompt from the search results. Select Run for administrator
  4. findstr /i “user_feed” and press Enter

Check the results to see if you have any errors. Below are some mistakes you might find.

ERROR : The task image has been corrupted or altered.

ERROR: Task cannot be loaded: User_Feed_Synchronization-{.

If an error is displayed, it means that your task has been corrupted. This problem can be easily fixed by using the commands below

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  1. You must ensure that you remain in the command prompt. Follow the above steps to open the command prompt as administrator privileges if you close the command prompt.
  2. Type msfeedssync disable, and hit
  3. Enter by pressing

You should be good to go once you have completed the task. It would help if you now had your feed synchronization problem solved.

Method 2 – Fix Corrupted RSS Feed Database

The feed database is a problem if method 1 doesn’t work. Sometimes, the database may become corrupt. It’s quite normal for files and things to become corrupted. However, it may not directly relate to what you did.

Follow these steps to fix corrupt RSS Feed Database

  1. Exporting all feeds from Internet Explorer is the first step. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Once press Alt key
  3. Click Save and select Import/Export
  4. Select Export from a file then click Next
  5. Click Feeds to check then click Next
  6. Click Browse to navigate to the folder where you wish to export it. It can be saved to a place like Desktop so that you can reaccess it after we have completed a few steps.
  7. After you’re done, click Save then click Export

Once you’ve exported the feed, it is time to delete your database.

Before you begin the steps below, ensure that your hidden folders are visible in the Explorer. If some folders are hidden, you might not be capable of following the steps below. Follow these steps to show hidden folders

  1. Hold Windows key, and then press E
  2. Windows 10 and Windows 8, 8.1
    1. When you’re in Windows Explorer, click View
    2. Check the option Hidden Items in Show/Hide
  3. Windows Vista, XP and 7
    1. Use the ALT keys (save this for Windows XP).
    2. Click Tools
    3. Choose Folder Options…
    4. Click To View Tab
    5. Select to enable the option Show Hidden Files and Folders (in Advanced Settings). Any additional prompts should be confirmed
    6. Click Apply and then choose OK

Follow the steps below once you have completed your task.

  1. Check that your Internet Explorer is closed
  2. Hold Windows key, and then press E
  3. Type C:\Users\Your username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Feeds in the address bar located at the top and press Enter. Note Enter your username and press Enter. Or, you can navigate to the location by going to C: -> Double click Users -> Double click “your username” -> Double click AppData -> Double Click Local -> Double Click Microsoft -> Two click Feeds. Note: In Windows XP, the location of feeds will be %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Feeds. In Windows Vista, the feeds folder will be %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Feeds. These addresses can be copied and pasted in the address bar.
  4. Now, you should be in the folder Feeds. To select all files within this folder, hold CTRL key. You will be prompted to confirm the prompts by pressing .

Now we can delete the feed database. A corrupt file in the feed database could have caused the problem. It’s now time to upload your feeds to the Internet Explorer. Follow these steps.

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Once press Alt key
  3. Click Save and select Import/Export
  4. Select Import from and then click Next
  5. Click Feeds to check then click Next
  6. Navigate to Browse to navigate the location you have exported the feeds files. Select the file, and then click Open
  7. Click Next

Once you have done this, your feeds will now work.

Sheryl J. Raper

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