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New PC install of TB does not find many existing newsgroups

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Due to a mainboard disaster had to rebuild what is essentially a new Win10 PC (my main desktop PC).

Reinstalled Thunderbird for USENET newsgroup purposes only. Current build 102.3.1

Server is Giganews. I have managed to resubscribe to *some* of my newsgroups, but others that I know exist on that server do not appear in the Subscribe / "Show items that contain ..." procedure. For instance 'rec.audio.pro' does, but 'rec.audio.tech' does not (only 4 'rec.audio....' newsgroups appear, out of many more), and the little message at the bottom says "Please wait" with an animated blue progress bar that carries on indefinitely.

My laptop, on which I have the same build, and the exact same server/port/account/logon configuration does NOT have this problem, and shows all existing hosted newsgroups.

Grateful any suggestions.

Due to a mainboard disaster had to rebuild what is essentially a new Win10 PC (my main desktop PC). Reinstalled Thunderbird for USENET newsgroup purposes only. Current build 102.3.1 Server is Giganews. I have managed to resubscribe to *some* of my newsgroups, but others that I know exist on that server do not appear in the Subscribe / "Show items that contain ..." procedure. For instance 'rec.audio.pro' does, but 'rec.audio.tech' does not (only 4 'rec.audio....' newsgroups appear, out of many more), and the little message at the bottom says "Please wait" with an animated blue progress bar that carries on indefinitely. My laptop, on which I have the same build, and the exact same server/port/account/logon configuration does NOT have this problem, and shows all existing hosted newsgroups. Grateful any suggestions.

Modified by geoffwood

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