Sunday, December 16, 2012

How NSF File Can be Recovered?

As we all know that Lotus Notes is a groupware program that is developed by IBM. When Lotus Notes was developed, it was one of the first appliance that was compatible with distributed database of documents that could be accessed by users across a LAN or WAN very easily. It helps users to locate, transform, and share content across geographically disbursed teams in real-time.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Lotus Notes Error: Type mismatch on external name

Lotus Notes is a collaborative client server application. Earlier it was created by Lotus Development Corporation in 1989 but later on it was obtained by IBM. This client server platform is supported by Domino Server.

Generally all client-server applications are specially designed for email communication but IBM Lotus Notes is programmed not only for this but also add-ins, add-ons, widgets, plug-ins and more, such as document management systems, discussion forums, and various types of other business applications.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lotus Notes Recovery from File does not exist

First we need to understand about Lotus Notes. Lotus Notes was originally created by Lotus Development Corp. in 1989 but in 1995 IBM obtained Lotus and it came to be known as the Lotus development division of IBM. Thus it became the part of the IBM Software and Systems Group. Main components of Lotus Notes are email, business applications, address book, programming, calendaring and scheduling, web server and database. It facilitates user a single point of access for everything.

How Lotus Notes Recovery can be done?

Lotus Notes is a collaborative client-server application developed by IBM in 1989. It is an integrated desktop client that connects and collaborates with IBM Lotus Domino Server. Lotus Notes allows user to access business e-mails, applications, contacts, attachments, appointments, events, tasks, journals and calendars. Lotus Notes (LN) is one of the earliest applications that is designed to work on Windows, Linux, UNIX and Mac and can be accessed by LAN and WAN users. File that Lotus Notes support for data storage is NSF that gets stored on the system files on your Windows-based computer.

Friday, September 28, 2012

NSF File Recovery from Corrupted Lotus notes

This blog’s post is about how we can recover NSF file through default utility and third party software from damaged Lotus Notes database. Several known and unknown errors are occurred in IBM Lotus Notes database while working on it. These errors may affect your working performance and your data too. Some of common errors are:

•    Virus attack
•    Dirty shutdown
•    Human errors
•    Operating System mailfunction
•    Hardware problem etc.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Resolving RRV Bucket Error in Lotus Notes Database

IBM Lotus Notes is becoming one of the best choices among the big industrialist because of its unique and advance features. Its Notes Storage provides options to create custom application and also a lot of space to keep files and folders. Although it offers a secure and flexible platform to its users for effectively work with their data. But, it is also possible that the Lotus Notes database (NSF) file may be corrupted due to any of the following reasons:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Solution to Recover Lost Data from Corrupt Lotus Notes Database

It happens many times that Lotus Notes application gets corrupt or damaged. As soon as the NSF file gets corrupt, you cannot access or organize any Lotus Notes objects, such as contacts, appointments, attachments, tasks, journal, events, e-mail messages, etc. It becomes quite problematic once all the data of Lotus notes application becomes inaccessible. But, do no need to lose hope. Do one thing; download a reliable third party Lotus Notes Recovery software, as they are available online. Through few clicks, you can get your lost data of Lotus objects back.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Reasons of NSF File Corruption and Its Recovery

In this blog post, we have discussed the most common reasons of NSF file corruption and what are the techniques which can be used to perform recovery of damaged Lotus Notes database .nsf file.

Causes of Corruption:

Following are the prominent reasons of corruption in Notes database files:

• Domino Server failure or crash
• Hardware malfunctioning
• Header Part corruption
• Log files damage or deletion
• Mailboxes deletion accidentally
• Dirtyshutdown of application caused by power failure or any other reason
• Virus/malware attacks
• Interaction with an incompatible program
• Operating system problems

Friday, August 24, 2012

How to Rebuild Corrupt Lotus Notes Database (NSF) File

A NSF file, Lotus Notes Database, is also known as Notes Storage Facility file which is used for storing e-mails and other important data in Lotus/Domino applications. Lotus Domino Server, an email server application provides a custom application environment to its users for efficiently managing their important data. This server application uses a document accommodated NSF file to save the data in the form of documents and views which make it fast to search the relevant data within database files. These NSF files can also be read through Web Access.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

How to Repair and Recover Data from Corrupt NSF File

Are you unable to send or receive e-mails in Lotus Notes? Are you unable to access any of the Lotus Notes database? This problem is usually caused due to corruption of Lotus Notes database which can be solved with the help of Lotus Notes recovery software

Lotus Notes is an e-mail client which is used in large number of areas. It uses NFS file format to store user data which at times can get corrupted and make the entire database inaccessible. One of such issues occurs when you try to send an e-mail message. The error message resembles to the following:

"Server Error: This database cannot be read due to an invalid on disk structure"

Monday, July 30, 2012

How Did I Fix "Context toolbar not found." Error in Lotus Notes

Have you ever faced a situation in which you are trying to work with Lotus Notes e-mail application and come across an error message that looks exactly same as given below?

"Context toolbar not found."

Well, I have faced the same kind of error message while working with Lotus Notes e-mail client. Presence of this error message have made the important data of my Lotus Notes e-mail client inaccessible for me. I was not able to access the data contained within a Lotus Notes e-mail client. The situation was quite annoying as the error message appears every time whenever I used to work with Lotus Notes application. I was quite upset after seeing such kind of behavior. But, I did not lose hope. I tried to find out the cause and solution in order to overcome such problem. Therefore, I started surfing the Internet and was successful to found cause and solution to this problem.

Monday, July 23, 2012

How to Fix Common Lotus Notes NSF File Errors

Notes Storage Facility (NSF) is a database file for Lotus Notes email client and Domino server application. While working on Lotus Notes, many times we have to face many type errors. Here we shall discuss few common errors:

Error:  “Entry Not Found in Index”

Cause and How to Fix?

Mostly this error occurs when you make some changes in exist policies.  You can solve this problem by re-editing and resaving all defined policies on server with .nsf extension like: names.nsf.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How to fix damaged Lotus Notes Database Files

Lotus Notes is a client-application program that assists users in communication by providing excellent composing and editing features. It allows the users to effectively manage their electronic mails, and other objects like contacts, calendar events, important to do list, attachments, and more. This email application supports Domino Server which stores the users data in a database called NSF file.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

How to repair corrupt Lotus Notes Database Files

In Lotus Notes/Domino Server environment; NSF files are the database files which hold all the users data like emails, contacts, address book and more. if you are a Lotus Notes user, there can be many cases where you may face database inaccessibility problems with these files, such as corruption situations, Domino server failure, hardware/software related issues, etc. In these situations, when you make an attempt to use your data stored in .nsf file or try to access these corrupted database files, you may come across various error messages. Read More....

Monday, June 4, 2012

Your guide to Convert NSF to PST

NSF to PST Converter is a must have for professional users who are looking to migrate from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Outlook. The need to convert from IBM Lotus Notes to MS Outlook might be switching from one organization to the other, migration of the organization itself from Lotus Notes to Outlook or for backup purposes.

Applications that can convert Lotus Notes to Outlook can help migrate from one email platform to the other with ease. If done erroneously, there is a strong possibility of data loss. In order to convert NSF to PST, both the applications must be installed either onto the source or destination computer system.

Monday, May 21, 2012

How to recover data from a corrupt NSF file?

An integrated desktop client from IBM is Lotus Notes. Lotus Notes is used to access emails, contacts and other applications such as calendar. Lotus Notes is designed to work on Windows, Linus, UNIX and Mac. Data is stored in the form of NSF files which gets stored on the system files on your Windows-based computer.

Though Lotus Notes is a popular email application but it is not free from faults and corruption. End number of hardware and software malfunctions can trigger damage in the Lotus Notes database. Once damaged, the emails and other applications will become inaccessible and errors are registered.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

How to solve Lotus Notes Error "Error: "RRV bucket is corrupt"?

Like MS Outlook, Lotus Notes email application is also used to manage the day by day communication as well as personal data. It helps to effectively manage e-mails data, calendar events, tasks, business/personal meeting appointments etc. While working with Lotus Notes email application there are many situations where you experience data inaccessibility issues due to some unwanted error messages such as PRV bucket error. The foremost cause of this error is corruption in database and after which you need to repair lotus notes database files in order to fix this error.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Perform Lotus Notes Recovery by Compacting database when it exceeds its size limit

IBM Lotus Notes is a collaborative client application used for accessing business emails, calendars along with instant messaging, web browsing and many more features. The application works as a client for IBM Domino Servers. Lotus Notes stores all the data as a NSF (Notes Storage Facility) file.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

NSF File Recovery for the error “Unable to initialize VSE Engine”

IBM Lotus Notes database becomes corrupt due to several issues such as operating system or file system issues, NSF file header corruption, attack by a virus or malicious program, checksum mismatch, abrupt Lotus Notes termination or power outage. When the Lotus Notes users are confronted with the heat of corruption, they often fear loss of cardinal data and information. However, there is no need to panic as with the technological advancements Lotus Notes Recovery is now as easy as a,b,c.


Often the Lotus Notes users when trying to access their mails encounter an error messsage that says:

Unable to initialize VSE Engine

No matter how many attempts are made to access the NSF file data, each time the same error message pops up. Thus, all the user data stored in the NSF file becomes unusable.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lotus Notes Recovery under the instances of abrupt power outages

Lotus Notes have NSF file as a repository for all the business information. The NSF database file contains all the user data, meta data and design information. Originally created by Lotus Development Corporation, Lotus Notes was later on acquired by IBM. Lotus Notes is a popular email client application that includes business emails, calendar, tasks, feeds contact management and much more.

Analogous to other business email applications, Lotus Notes feels the heat of database corruption or damage under various circumstances. This creates a situation of data loss and stands in need for Lotus Notes Recovery.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Troubleshooting Lotus Notes Error “File Cannot be Created”

An integral part of business processes is its communication. For a collaborative, real time working environment one of the most efficient email cilents deployed extensively is IBM Lotus Notes. Lotus Notes is a popular email client application similar to Microsoft's Outlook and is a favorite among copious large and small enterprises.

Just like the other email applications, Lotus Notes is also not free from errors and corruptions. Under these circumstances, the primary resolve is to perform Lotus Notes Recovery using the following utilities:

Fixup -f
Compact- i -c -d -K
Updall -R

But some errors are resolved through these utilities. While working on Lotus Notes often an error message saying “File Cannot be Created” pops up when the user tries to access the emails and data. The aforestated error message is encountered when there is an application memory leak or application resource conflict.

In order to resolve this error, delete the cash.ndk file and relaunch Lotus Notes. Often times this does not seem to be a permanent resolve for many users. If the problem reappears, then it could be a case of corruption. Perform the following steps for Lotus Notes Recovery:

1.Quit Lotus Notes.
2.Open Tools -> Folder Options -> Select the View tab and under hidden files and folders check “Show Hidden files and folders” check box.
3.Search for Notes.Data.* directory.
4.Delete this and relaunch the Notes application.

This will remove the corrupt file or directory to resolve the error. If somehow the issue is not resolved, then, don't panic. Professional third party utilities such as “Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery” are available. This powerful tool can repair and restore the Lotus Notes database file for all major versions of Notes and is easy to use. The scan information can be saved to carry out the recovery process at a later time. The software preserves the file formatting of the emails and messages during recovery.

This is an adroit NSF file recovery tool that can restore all the emails, contacts, notes, journals, attachments, calendar items etc. The demo version of the software offers a preview of the first five items per folder and supports Lotus Notes versions 7.x and 6.x. This utility is designed with compatibility for Windows7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000 and NT (SP6).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hassle free Lotus Notes Recovery is now your cup of tea

A popular business email application is Lotus Notes by IBM and the server is Lotus Domino. Lotus Notes includes all business appplications such as emails, attachments, notes, calendar, contacts management, instant messaging and more. Both the Lotus Notes client application and Domino Server store the database in the form of .NSF file. Lotus Notes facilitates integration with other capabilities such as voice and video conferencing, blogs, forums and online meetings which has earned it a major user base in the corporate world.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lotus Notes Recovery – An Overview

Today, almost all organizations, whether it is big or small, prefer email communication and to do this task more effectively they usually use email clients. One of the popular email clients among a long list is IBM Lotus Notes. This email client provides a secure and complete email communication, facility to maintain list of contacts, and other various options for information management. Thus, this flawless and efficient email client saves all the data in .NSF file. However, despite of advantageous emailing option without data loss provided by Lotus Notes, there are times when it heads to corruption. Therefore, at this situation when Lotus Notes or NSF files got corrupt, opting for third-party Lotus Notes recovery software can do the needful.

There are various reasons which lead to NSF file corruption, some of which may include:

• Abrupt system shutdown while Lotus Notes email application is running.
• Unexpected Lotus Notes application shut down leads to NSF file header corruption.
• Sometimes virus infection to the system also leads to NSF file corruption.
• Various issues with operating system or file system sometimes lead to NSF file corruption.
• Checksum mismatch also leads to NSF file corruption.

However, despite of the reason of NSF file corruption, if you opt for efficient third-party NSF file recovery software then you will for sure get back all your emails, contacts, attachments, etc. These tools repair damaged NSF files and thus recover all your Lotus Notes components. One of the highly efficient and user friendly software for this category is Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery.

The software repairs corrupt NSF files to restore Lotus Notes 6.x and 7.x objects. The software supports recovery of emails, attachments, OLE objects, Java applets, etc and provides the preview of the repairable NSF objects. Moreover, the software restores the repaired items at new usable NSF file to any disk which is visible to the host computer. Thus, the software supports IBM Lotus Notes 6.x and 7.x and is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server2003, XP, 2000, and NT.

So, what are you waiting for, just opt for this utility and repair your corrupt/damaged NSF file and recover all its objects!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Recover Vital Lotus Notes Data post corruption using NSF File Recovery tools

Lotus Notes is an extensively deployed email client for both small and large business establishments. The key features of Lotus Notes application are emails, calendar, PIM, instant messaging and web browsing. Developed by IBM, Lotus Notes work in conjunction with Domino Servers for a collaborative working environment. Lotus Notes is a remarkable personal information manager which provides excellent features and functionalities designed for professional usage.

Lotus Notes store data in the Notes Storage Facility (NSF) file format. The data is stored in units called 'notes'. These notes store business information as well as mail and calendar data collaboratively. Lotus Notes NSF file is the repository for user data and information and has added ability to replicate and compress for enhanced security. However, just like other email applications Lotus Notes also faces the heat of corruption.

A common error message encountered at the time of NSF file corruption is:

Error full text indexing : Full text index Corrupt, Try to Delete and Re-add Index


After such error message is encountered all the NSF file data becomes inaccessible. Vital emails, calendar entries, attachments, appointments and contacts are lost owing to the database corruption. NSF file corruption can result from multiple factors such as virus attack, NSF file header corruption, application related issues, power failure (dirty shutdown), checksum mismatch, operating system errors and incompatibility issues.


An efficacious resolve would be Lotus Notes Recovery using an updated backup. But if there is no backup available to recover data then the only solution left is to go for a reliable third party software to reover data from the corrupt NSF file. A number of NSF file recovery tools are available in the market today that can repair the damaged or corrupted NSF file and recover corresponding NSF files from it easily. While recovery, these powerful tools preserve the original formating of the Lotus Notes files.

One such adroit tool is “Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery”. This software repairs corrupt NSF files of Lotus Notes versions 7.x and 6.x. All the vital emails, contacts, notes, journals, attachments, calendar etc. are recovered from the damaged Notes file efficiently. After recovery, the software creates a new NSF file with all the recovered data at a user specified location. The demo version of this preeminent NSF File Recovery tool is available for download which offers the preview of first 5 items per folder.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Is Lotus Notes Database Corruption taking its tool on you? Perform Lotus Notes Recovery

IBM Lotus Notes is a popular email client that runs in collaboration with Domino Server. NSF files are the database files that store all the user information such as user data, meta data and design information. NSF (Notes Storage Facility) files are hosted by Lotus Domino Servers for a collaborative email environment.

Corruption in the NSF file is a commonplace issue that compells a user to perform Lotus Notes Recovery. A common error message encountered at the times of NSF file corruption is:

Database Fixup: Started
**** DbMarkCorruptAgain (SB two copies are corrupt), DB = f: \ pmktfiling2009.nsf T ID = [:0002-0DA4 0D14] dbsuper.c File = Line = 398 ***
22/05/2009 12:30:15 Failed base Fixup f: \ pmktfiling2009.nsf: Database
is corrupt – can not allocate space
22/05/2009 00:30:15 Database Fixup: Shutdown

Grounds of the problem:

The aforesaid error is the result of NSF file corruption due to unexpected system shutdown owing to a power failure, NSF file header corruption, checksum mismatch, compatibility issues, virus attack and file system or operating system issues. NSF file corruption renders all the cardinal data stored on that file as inaccessible creating a situation of data loss. No matter how many times the NSF file is accessed, the same annoying error messages flashes on the screen.


If you are bugged by the problem of Lotus Notes database corruption, then NSF file recovery is possible through an updated backup. In case, an updated backup is not available all is not lost. Tons of third party software are available online that can perform Lotus Notes Recovery for almost all the major versions of IBM Lotus Notes.

Though Lotus Notes require expertise to be handled and recovering the entire database is not as easy as ABC, but the commercial third party software available out there are capable of performing NSF file recovery in a simplified manner. A reliable tool is “Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery”. This powerful software repairs the damaged NSF files and recovers vital data such as emails, contacts, notes, calendar entries etc. as a new NSF file while keeping the original format intact. This tool successfully recovers lost style sheets, OLE objects, Java applets etc. This dexterous Lotus Notes Recovery utility supports Lotus Notes versions 7.x and 6.x. Recovery is carried out in 3 simple steps: Select, Scan and Save.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Migration from NSF to PST is now a no sweat task

Lotus Notes is an expensive email client that not many organizations feel fits into their budget. A resonable solution that is the choice of major chunk of business organizations is MS Outlook. Outlook is a popular email client and personal information manager that that includes calendar, task manager, contact manager, notes, journals and attachments. Due to its ease of use and low maintenace cost, MS Outlook is preferred over IBM Lotus Notes.

Emails are the most important communication media used within organizations and migration from one email client to another is considered a tough gig. Microsoft has facilitated its users with a utility called 'Microsoft Transporter Suite' that exports user mailboxes from the Lotus Domino Server to Microsoft Exchange Server efficaciously. Though this tool is a matter of great relief for Lotus Notes users who want to migrate to MS Outlook, but there is a limitation of this utility. There is default maximum file size limit (4MB) of the NSF file that can be exported. A file size exceeding that limit will not be exported.

Organizations are on the look out for an effective, fast and reliable NSF to PST Converter that can migrate the entire Lotus Notes database to Outlook unfailingly. The best solution for successful NSF to PST Conversion in minimum time is through the aid of third party tools. Using NSF to PST Converter tools, emails, attachments, appointments, calendar entries, To-do lists, tasks, contacts etc. can be successfully converted to Outlook usable PST files.

Among the popular NSF to PST Converter tools available online, a reliable solution is “Stellar Phoenix NSF to PST Converter”. An adroit utility that performs selective conversion of Lotus Notes NSF file to MS Outlook PST file, this software allows the user to save mail items as EML/MSG/PST files. This software is designed on the grounds of simplicity and an interactive GUI keeping in mind both novice and professional users.

The demo version of the software offers a preview of the convertable Lotus Notes items to showcase its competency. Supporting Lotus Notes versions 8.5, 8.0.2, 7.0, 6.5 and 6.0 this powerful utility can create a new PST file or append the converted data into an exisiting one taking care of the entire conversion process, while you sit back and relax. The newly created PST file is easily imported into MS Outlook to access all the converted data. The demo version of the Lotus Notes Recovery tool facilitates the user to convert first 10 items of each mailbox folder as PST files, but in order to convert the entire folder or database the software has to be purchased.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

An insight into Lotus Notes database corruption and some possible recovery measures

Lotus notes is an email client of a cross-platform run time environment developed by Lotus Development Corporation. It offers a range of services to the users, including emails, instant messaging, calendaring, blogs, discussions, and a complete office productivity suite. It stores all application and associated data in a document database format file or NSF file. This file may occasionally become corrupt due to various reasons, such as server crash, hardware issues, resource allocation or configuration issues, improper administrator data access or database manipulation, etc. As a consequence, all your emails, contacts, calendar-entries, To-do Lists, and other useful information become inaccessible. To overcome this problem, you need to go for NSF file recovery through a reliable third-party utility.

Listed below is an error message that is seen in the Blackberry Desktop Manager during its synchronization with IBM Lotus Notes 7.x:

''Database specified does not exist or cannot be accessed.''

After receiving the above error, you are unable to synchronize the data of your Lotus Notes e-mail application.

Grounds of the Problem:
The above error occurred because the mail file directory location possibly contains an incorrect path for the specified database.

In order to overcome the issue, you have to update the mail file directory location in Lotus Notes. You need to specify the correct file path to the specified database:
1.Select File > Edit current location in Lotus Notes 7.x.
2.Choose the location currently in use and then click Edit.
3.Choose the Mail tab.
4.In the Mail file location field, choose Local.
5.Type the accurate path to the local copy of the mail file in the Mail file field. By default, the location is C:\program files\IBM\Lotus\Notes\Data\.

However, if you are still facing problems while synchronization, this implies that the Lotus Notes NSF file is badly corrupt or damaged. In such situations, you can use a third party Lotus Notes Recovery tool. With the aid of such tools, you can perform a precise recovery of any corrupt Lotus Notes database to retrieve all your lost emails, contacts, attachments, calendar-entries, To-do lists, and journals.

Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery is a comprehensive tool that repairs corrupt NSF files of IBM Lotus Notes 6.x and 7.x. The phenomenal tool displays preview of all recoverable NSF objects and is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000, and NT (SP6).