If you see this error message
when you try to start SharpReader, this means
you do not have version 1.1 of the .NET framework installed on your system. Please download it from
and restart SharpReader.
This probably means you don't have .NET Service Pack 1 installed. You can either
go to windowsupdate.microsoft.com
this, or if this is not an option, remove the SharpReader.exe.config
file from your
SharpReader installation directory (it contains a configuration setting that is SP1 specific).
There are several ways to do this:
- You can type the RSS URL into SharpReader's address-bar and press [ENTER]
- You can select File|Open RSS Feed, type in the RSS URL and press OK
- For many sites, you can use the website URL itself as well and SharpReader will try to find the RSS URL for you by
looking for RSS Autodiscovery tags or RSS links on the website.
- You can use drag and drop to drag a RSS link (typically shown as ) from your browser to SharpReader's address-bar
- If SharpReader is configured to "listen on port 5335" (see Tools|Options), you can click on Radio Userland subscribe icons ( )
- You can click on a FEED link.
Again, there are several ways to do this:
- Opened the feed through one of the methods above and press the subscribe button
- Use the "auto-subscribe" checkbox in the File|Open dialog
- Use drag and drop to drag a RSS link from your browser to SharpReader's subscriptions pane on the left
You can find lists of popular feeds at
To search for a specific feed, you can use Syndic8
Yes, use Tools|Filter
Yes, use the Search-box at the top-right of SharpReader to open a feedster-feed that contains recent mentions of your search-term(s).
You can even subscribe to such a search by pressing the subscribe button. If you find an interesting item and would like to subscribe to the actual feed
that contained this item, you can drag the [xml] icon from the content-pane to the subscriptions pane.
This pane (opened through Tools|Feed Properties, or through the subscriptions pane right-click menu) shows properties that can be set
for individual feeds or for categories. A value of "Default" means this property will get its value from the category this feed is in.
This way, you can set your default properties on the root (subscribed feeds) node, and override those on specific feeds or categories.
Through the feed properties pane
By using the "AlertNewItems" property in the feed properties pane
If you just want to copy you subscribed feeds, simply export your subscriptions to OPML using File|Export Subscriptions, and import the resulting
file into another SharpReader instance. To also copy all your items, copy the entire
C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Application Data\SharpReader
directory to the other machine.
You can use these settings to have SharpReader automatically delete older items from it's cache. It is generally a good idea to use
this feature as having too many items in SharpReader increases its memory consumption.
Go to Tools|Options and check "Open links in external browser".
Yes, since version 0.9.4.0.
If your current aggregator supports OPML, use this to export your subscriptions to a file, and then import this file into SharpReader using File|Import.
If your new aggregator supports OPML, export your SharpReader subscriptions to a file using File|Export, and then import this file into your new aggregator.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for any additional questions, remarks or suggestions you may have about SharpReader.