I'm looking for a way to mark all items from a specific RSS feed as unread in Google Reader.

Is there a way to do this?

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    It is a damn shame such a major piece of functionality is missing. You can't even un-do marking them all as read. This feature is sorely missed when you add a new feed that you've never read and it presumes you're only interested in the last 30 posts by marking all others as read. Jul 9, 2010 at 15:39
  • This is really surprising. I've quickly come to love Google Reader, but not being able to do this is a pain. Does anyone know a good alternative to Google Reader, where you are allowed to do this? May 27, 2012 at 12:10

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I don't believe there is. I've looked a few times and never found a way to do it


You can't mark multiple posts in Google Reader as "unread". You have to do it one by one.

The only recourse you have is to turn on keyboard shortcuts and go through the list tapping j m to mark all that you can as unread.

But before you can unmark as read, when viewing the feed, select Items older than two weeks from the "Mark all as read" menu to allow for this.

Any older and you're left just looking at them in a "read" state.

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