[SOLVED] Migrating Google Reader from GMail to Personal Domain Google Apps with Starred Setting

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I was using a mix of personal domain email and GMail for a long time. I now migrate to Google Apps and find that Email and Calendar can be transferred easily. The harder one to figure out is how to export the starred items in my Google Reader. Here’s how to migrate starred items.

  1. Login to your gmail (old account)
  2. Goto Settings -> Import/Export
  3. Export OPML file and save it
  4. Goto Settings -> Folder/Tags
  5. Check the box for “Your Starred Items”
  6. Above that, click on “Change Sharing” and choose “Public”
  7. Click “View public page” (preferrably on a new tab) and click on the “Atom Feed” icon
  8. Copy the URL to the clipboard
  9. Logout of your old account and login to your NEW account (works with account switching too)
  10. Goto Settings -> Import/Export
  11. Import the OPML file you downloaded earlier
  12. Go back to Google Reader main page
  13. Click on “Add a Subscriptions”
  14. Paste the URL from the public page atom feed
  15. You will now have a new feed for all your old starred items. Star each of them now.
  16. After you star each of them, you may remove the atom feed and also delete the other feeds from your old account.
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