RSSowl crash problem fixed

RSSOwl problem fixed
Hey there you guys!
How are you doing today? I hope you are fine   and  well! 

If you are using RSSOWL as much as I am then you will find this really really useful.


It works smooth most of the time. But when it crashes. It crashes big!

I tried everything I could think of to make it work again:
  • Like installing / Un-installing different Java machines
  • Uninstalling the program. Clean reinstall
  • restarting many times. But nothing of that worked!
How to make it work again.
Well. We have to understand the problem first. This problem happens with a power failure. The power failure courrpts the configuration file of RSSowl. Resulting the error message: "java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException" whenever clicking on a post or a feed!

The steps to fix it are:

  1. navigate to: C:/users/"username"/.rssowl/
  2. Delete the backup.opml
  3. Copy the backup_weekly.opml 
  4. Paste it in the same folder, you will have backup_weekly.opml(2)
    Rename it to backup.opml
Folder screenshot showing the .rssowl file structure

When you open the program again. the problem is gone!
I hope you liked this post and found it useful! Did this problem ever happen to you? How often does it happen? 
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