Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Experiencing Errors while working with Lotus Notes application

An error may occur in the application when something wrong is going with the internal settings. Number of other reasons are also responsible for the occurrence of the error. But getting errors while working with the application provides inconvenience. Same is the case with Lotus Notes application. Lotus Notes application users also receives different error messages. But getting errors makes you unable to open Lotus Notes application or to access mail objects. Data-loss situation occurs. However to get data back if you have an updated backup along with you in your system, then it will be a great help. Otherwise, choose a third party Lotus Notes Recovery tool that can solve the problem related to Lotus Notes corruption.

Let's consider an error message that appears on the screen suddenly when you are working with the Lotus Notes e-mail client. An error message flashes on the screen and makes you unable to use NSF file. All the data of the NSF file remains untouched.

“Server error: file is in use by another program.”

On getting above error message, you cannot open NSF file and whole data of the NSF file becomes inaccessible. Every time you receives an error message whenever you try to access or manage NSF file.


The main cause for the occurrence of the above error message is the corruption of the Lotus Notes NSF file. NSF file acts as a database that is responsible for storing all the data.


Resolving above error and to access the NSF file accessible, there is a need of some commands to be executed in your system on CMD (command prompt):

nfixup c:lotusnotesdata(filename)
nupdall -r c:lotusnotesdata(filename)
ncompact c:lotusnotesdata(filename)

The above set of commands greatly help to overcome above error message and you can easily access or manage data of the NSF file by executing these commands. But in rare cases, these set of commands fail to resolve above error message. To overcome such situation, if you have a latest backup in your system, then it is quite helpful. Otherwise, you have an option of a third party Lotus Notes Recovery Tool.

A third party Lotus Notes Recovery software is an effective answer to the above error. The tool is executed on the NSF file of the Lotus Notes. Firstly, NSF file is scanned, then repaired and at finally restored. To Recover Lotus Notes application and makes you able to access all the mail-objects, such as messages, To-do, calendar-entries, contacts, and distribution-lists of the Lotus Notes application.

Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery v2.0 is specially designed to Repair NSF File and allows you to access or manage Lotus Notes mail-objects. The tool holds Lotus Notes 6.x and 7.x version. It provides an additional feature of Live update feature to install latest software updates. It shows compatibility with Windows 7, XP, Vista, 2003, 2000, and NT4(SP6). The tool does not require the user to have prior recovery experience.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Easily Archive Lotus Notes Database files even it contains Invalid Characters

Archiving is one of the best suited operations offered by most of the e-mail applications. Lotus-Notes mailing application also provides option to archive mails to its users. Archiving allows you to retrieve your important information without damaging the performance of your mail database. This process is quite beneficial. If your Inbox is taking lots of space and unable to receive more mails, then you have an option to archive mails which you do not need. But, sometimes problem arises and to overcome these problems you need a third party Lotus Notes Recovery software to Repair Lotus Notes file and get back your lost data.

While archiving in Lotus Notes you may come across several error messages. Lotus notes provides the option of "Archive now" or "Archive selected documents". But sometimes it throws an error message while performing this operation and denies to perform archive task. You may receive an error message that looks like this:

"Error: Invalid character in file name"

The above error stops you to do different operation like archiving of the files.


The root cause for the above error is that your name of the file or path of the file contains an invalid characters like non-alphanumeric character. Due to this reason it prompts above error message on the system screen.


Resolving such issue needs following steps. These steps prove beneficial to overcome above error message and are follows:

(1) Go to Notes command menu, different options will be shown. From the listed options, select the Actions from the menu. Do all the actions when your Inbox is open.

(2) From the drop down menu select Archive. Then go to Tools, select 'Archive Settings'.

(3) Choose the 'Advanced' tab.

(4) One condition is that the path of the file must not contain any non-alphanumeric characters in Log all archiving activity into log database.

(5) It is possible to include non-alphanumeric characters in a file name, use the Browse icon and take/pick out the correct log database file name. This tells that the file name chosen is up to mark or valid even it contains non-alphanumeric characters.

The above steps may solve the issue. However, if you are still not able to resolve above error, then the only solution is to choose a third party Lotus Notes Recovery software to recover the above problem. This tool has a capability to recover Lotus notes problems easily and can perform operations related to it.

Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery v1.5 is a comprehensive tool that repairs and recovers inaccessible or damaged Lotus Notes database. You can easily perform operations without any trouble. This NSF File Recovery tool is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2003, NT4 (SP6). IBM Lotus Notes 6.x and 7.x are supported by the software.  Visit -