Monday, 5 September 2016

Free Tricks to Migrate/Convert IBM Lotus Notes NSF To Outlook PST File

NSF files are the database files supported by IBM Notes and Domino Server. It stores the data in the “notes” form as a document unit. These files are used as a repository for emails, calendars, appointments, contacts etc. The NSF file formats can be viewed only from IBM Notes and its Domino server. However, other email clients do not support this file format and it becomes necessary to convert these NSF files into another file format such as PST format so that one can access them easily in MS Outlook. The content will be describing the manual tricks to migrate NSF to Outlook PST File Format.

Need for Conversion of NSF to PST

Email client Switching- One of the most common reasons behind file format conversion is that many organizations find it necessary to switch from one email client to another email clients due to unavoidable reasons. As one email client supports only its main database file, it cannot access any other file formats other than its own. Similarly, Lotus Notes generated NSF files cannot be accessed in other email clients like MS Outlook. Therefore, in order to view NSF files data, it is mandatory to migrate lotus notes to Outlook PST file format, making the content accessible in MS Outlook.

Manual Trick to Migrate NSF file to PST

The following manual procedure can help to migrate lotus notes NSF to Outlook PST format.

  • Launch IBM Notes application on system.
  • Open the required NSF database to export the data.
  • Under the Menu option, navigate File >> Export
  • Choose the location to store file.
  • Select either CSV format or Structured Text under Save As option.
  • Now, import the generated file in MS Outlook using import/export utility.

Limitations Faced By Manual NSF to PST Migration

The manual procedure discussed above has certain limitations to migrate lotus notes NSF file into Outlook, which makes it inefficient. The limitations include:

  • This trick can be used only to convert NSF contacts and email headers.
  • The complete email box, mainly the emails cannot be converted by this method.
  • It can be a tedious conversion methodology in case of bulk file content transfer.

Automated Approach to Convert NSF to PST

As stated above, the manual procedure does not give satisfactory results in migration of NSF file to PST file format. In order to have complete conversion done, an alternative approach should be considered. The conversion of NSF to PST can be done easily by downloading third party applications. One such software is NSF to PST migration, which allows user to migrate complete NSF file data including emails, contacts, calendars, etc. into PST format. Even the encrypted NSF emails can be converted into PST using this tool and it provides option to divide the larger PST into smaller PST’s for easy handling. The software is compatible with IBM 9.0 & all its below versions. In addition, interactive user interface has been provided by software making it easy for users to carry on process without any extra effort.


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NSF files are the database files supported by IBM Notes and Domino Server. It stores the data in the “notes” form as a document unit. These ...

1 comment:

  1. Migrating of Email Clients is not an easy job to execute. We need some sought of third party tool which efficiently converter NSF to PST. I would like to thank you for sharing such informational post.

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