"Clippings" were tied to NewsGator, so they unfortunately had to be deprecated when NewsGator discontinued their feed platform.
Upgrading to the latest version of FeedDemon won't remove your clippings if they exist on that computer, but they will only be available on that computer (ie: they won't be synched). So if you install FeedDemon on a different computer, then your clippings won't be available. There are, however, two ways to get them back:
- On the older computer, right-click on your clippings and select "Export Clippings" to create an RSS feed of your clippings. Copy this RSS file to your new computer, then click FeedDemon's "Subscribe" button and type the full path of the file as the feed's URL. This works because FeedDemon enables you to subscribe to feeds that exist on your hard drive (just makes sure to add the feed to a folder that's not synched with Google Reader, since Google won't be able to access it).
- On the older computer, select File > Manage Cache and click the "Explore" button to navigate to FeedDemon's cache folder. Copy the "NewsBins" subfolder from there to the cache folder on your new computer. FeedDemon will see the contents of this folder and show your clippings just as it did on your older computer.