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.

Grounds of the Issue:

This error message is triggered by a crash file on the Lotus Notes Database. This file re-adds a few files on Notes.ini which will render Lotus Notes database as inaccessible.


The following steps can help in NSF file recovery and make Lotus Notes database accessible:

1.Locate and opem the Notes.ini file in notepad. The file is generally located at C:\Notes. If there are multiple Notes.ini files choose the file with the biggest size.
2.Search for the follwoing files and remove them:
3.Once you have deleted the two files, save the Notes.ini file and relaunch Lotus Notes.

You should now be able to access the Lotus Notes database. Nonetheless, if the error still lingers, there are plenty of NSF file recovery tools available online, so there is no reason to worry. These professional third party tools can extensively scan NSF file objects such as emails, contacts, tasks, appointments, journals and attachments and recover them as a new usable NSF file.

One such robust utility is “Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery”. This dexterous tool efficiently performs NSF file recovery and restores the data at a user specified location. The software is designed with an interactive graphical user interface and and is compatible with IBM Lotus Nots 7.x and 6.x. This adroit utility is crafted to support Windows 7, vista, XP, 2000, 2003 and NT4(SP6). All the vital NSF file objects can be recovered using this tool.