Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Resolving Lotus Notes Error "Unable to initialize VSE Engine"

While working with IBM Lotus Notes application, you may encounter different error messages. Corrupt Lotus Notes database is the main reason for the occurrence of various kinds of errors and error messages. Apart from database corruption, internal settings are also responsible for the generation of Lotus Notes errors. In such situations, users need to apply different tools, such as Fixup, Compact, update and NT Check Disk utilities for their removal. Even after using these utilities, some exceptions may occur which can result in getting improper results. Therefore in order to obtain good results, a suitable Lotus Notes Recovery software is required which can Recover Lotus Notes database with great proficiency.

To illustrate above problem consider the following example. When you try to open a mail from the Lotus Notes application an error message appears on the screen. On every attempt to open a mail from Lotus Notes database, you will receive below error:

“Unable to Initialize VSE Engine.”

As long as this error message depicts on the screen, you are unable to open your Lotus Notes email application & hence data stored in the NSF file cannot be accessed.


This error is caused by a crash file on Lotus Notes database. It will re-add a few file on Notes.ini that will not allow you to access the database.


To resolve the above error message and to access the corrupt Lotus Notes database, following steps need to be taken into account:

(1) First search for notes.ini file and then open it with a notepad. It is normally allocated at C:\Notes. Many times there may be more than one Notes.ini file. Take the file with the biggest size.

(2) Now search for the below files and delete them:

(3) Once you have deleted both the above mentioned files, save the Notes.ini file. After doing this, launch Lotus Notes.

However even after performing such steps & Lotus Notes database cannot be opened, then go for a suitable Lotus Notes Recovery Tool.

Number of tools are available in the market that can easily Repair Lotus Notes database. After performing Lotus Notes Recovery with such softwares, you can very easily access mail-objects, such as messages, contacts, appointments, attachments, tasks, and journals etc. Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery v2.0 is one such software.

Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery v2.0 tool is a powerful tool that repairs & Recovers Lotus Notes NSF file & restores them in original format to any user-intended location. The software supports IBM Lotus Notes 6.x and 7.x and is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2003, NT4(SP6). Additionally, a live update feature is also present to install recent software updates. The software also creates a log report of every recovery operation & saves it as a Text Editor (.txt) file.