IE7 Script Errors

This one is a little embarrassing to report, because I’ve been frustrated with it and just living with it so long.  However, maybe it will help a few of you out there.

For a very long time, I’ve been getting regular script errors in IE7 on Vista.  I assumed that it was some artifact of the additional security that Vista provides and I just decided to ignore it.  Finally I got frustrated enough to try to fix it, and boy is it easy.  Just make sure that the setting ‘Disable script debugging (Internet Explorer)’ is checked in your Internet Options / Advanced tab, as below.



Managing the Windows Common Feed List

With Windows Vista and IE7, Microsoft introduced the Windows Common Feed List.  This is a great facility that lets you share your RSS feeds between IE and Outlook (and any other Windows application that you want to use to access it).

While I really like the capability, I’ve been frustrated that my feeds list is getting pretty chock-a-block with things in which I am no longer interested.  For the life of me, I couldn’t find out how to manage the feed list in bulk.  (It’s easy to remove feeds one at a time in both Outlook and IE.)  I hadn’t spent the time to track down how to do this, but finally today I found this post out there on the Windows Observer blog that gave me the answers.

The feed items are stored in the folder C:Users[Username]AppDataLocalMicrosoftFeeds.  They are much like shortcuts in that they are small files that contain the details of the feeds you’ve subscribed to.  From this folder, you can delete any feeds that you’d like and they will be gone forever, both in Outlook and IE.  (Don’t delete the file FeedsStore.feedsdb-ms, as this seems to be the database that contains information about each feed.)  You can avoid conflicts when you delete feeds if you close Outlook and IE first.

One note: Depending on how you added feeds to Outlook in the first place, you may still need to delete the RSS folders there manually.