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.

This is quite frustrating for a user who will loose his valuable data, such as significant emails and contacts. Thus, NSF file recovery becomes significant at this point. One way to repair the corrupt or damaged NSF file is to use the Windows File Checker software. This utility is available with Windows 7 OS. Inorder to repair the file, follow these steps:

1.Click Start-> All Programs.
2.Choose Accessories and go to Command Prompt.
3.Right click on Command Prompt then choose Run as administrator. After you enter the administrator credentials click OK.
4.Type sfc /scannow in the blank command prompt and hit Enter.
5.The system will scan and repair your file.

At times, the aforestated NSF file recovery method might not be able to resolve the issue. Use updall -r to try to rebuild the indexes. Else, try running nfixup.exe against the corrupt NFS file. If none of these help, try ncompact -c against the file in question.

When every other method fails, don't loose hope. Third party utilities are available that can repair the NFS file at a fair price. One such top-notch tool is “Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery”. This adriot tool can recover all the emails, contacts, celandar entries and more from the corrupt or damaged NSF file. During the process of Lotus Notes Recovery, the software keeps the original data formatting intact.

This professional NSF file recovery tool is easy to use and a detailed step by step guide is available to assist the user. The software is designed to llok for NSF files in different files and folders and carry out the recovery process in just a few easy steps. The software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003 and 2000. NSF file recovery is possible for Lotus Notes 6.x and 7.0 using this tool.