Synopsis: This blog post explains the free manual methods for NSF File Recovery and convert NSF to PST Without Lotus Notes
Database files that are used by Lotus Notes software are stored in NSF (Notes Storage Facility) format. NSF stores data in a document known as ‘notes’ consisting of business data including calendar, mailsetc. The Lotus Dominos server often hosts NSF files that are downloadable by Lotus Notes clients. It allows working with a functional database even when user is in offline mode. If any changes are made to the database by the client, Domino facilitates syncing the changes in the master database as well. NSF files can be used for data replication process also.
of the reasons for NSF File corruption are:
Abrupt or sudden System shutdown
Checksum Mismatch: occurs in case of corrupt attachments thereby resulting in inaccessibility of email messages in Lotus Notes
Corrupt File Header: corrupt NSF header stops access to emails, contacts etc which can caused by power failure or any human error
Hardware failure: damage in hard drive can be caused due to bad sectors which will affect all files placed on these bad sectors
Migration: Sometimes, the users migrate from Lotus Notes to other email format, which can sometimes lead to errors.
manual methods for NSF file
I have discussed the free manual methods to repair corrupt NSF Files
on your own.
NSF File to PST
This is the best way to view the contents of corrupt NSF Files. In this method, you can convert the contents of NSF files to PST file format by using the manual as well as by using third party tool.
#Exporting .NSF Files
and click on Open.
again on the File
and click on Export.
enter the File
Save as Type choose Comma
a dialogue box will appear.
the option according to your need and click OK.
# Import IBM Notes Files to Outlook PST
on the File
and then on Open
the Second option i.e. Import/Export.
dialogue box will appear named Import
from another program or file option
and click on Next.
the file type as Comma
Separated Value and
Click on Next.
which you saved in the previous steps.
the preferred Outlook Folder where the file has to be exported.
a selection on the Checkbox and click on Finish.
CSV data will get imported into Outlook.
2. By Using
IBM Fixup Tool
the Corrupt Database.
Click on the Tool
and choose the Database.
on Fixup and other optional buttons.
fix the corruption.
The file must have .nsf extension which you have selected to Fixup.
So, I have discussed the manual method to fix corrupt NSF file on your own.These are free manual methods for NSF file recovery. But, as you can see, this method is not easy to implement and require technical expertise. Therefore, you can follow the easy method of using Professional NSF to PST Conversion Tool By SysInfo Tools.
Method 3. By using NSF to PST
can use this tool to convert NSF files to PST without Lotus Notes
Let us see the working of this NSF to PST Converter tool.
Step 1. Select the .nsf files that need to be converted.
Step 2. The tool will scan the files and show a preview.
Step3. Now, select the location where you want to save the newly created PST files
Step 4. Define a date range for Advance conversion option
Step 5. After the conversion process is complete, click OK
For the detailed working of this tool, you can watch the video:
To Sum Up
I have explained the free manual methods for NSF File Recovery by converting NSF files to PST format and by using the fixup tool. But these methods take up a lot of time for users. So, I suggest using Professional NSF to PST converter tool to repair corrupt NSF files.
I'm a content writer in the field of Email Migration, Data Recovery, Email backup, and File Management. I started this writing career two years back. I think the vast range of information in this industry is the reason I am so fascinated to read about the newer techniques and technology.