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HCL Notes (earlier known as IBM Notes) is the email client that helps you to conduct a secure email communication with your colleagues and professional clients. The mailbox’s data file is saved in NSF format, and you can open it in HCL Notes only. In some conditions, when HCL Notes is facing some downtime, then you cannot open your mailboxes, but if you can convert it into PST format, then you can access it easily in Outlook without creating an account. Before converting the data file, there can be several reasons behind the unavailability of HCL Notes application and you should know about them.
Microsoft Outlook is the most popular emailing platform, easy to operate and accessible to all. Most importantly when you have it installed on your system and want to open NSF file in Outlook, you can actually do this!
Download automated tool Kernel NSF Viewer to open and view NSF file without using HCL Notes.
To open any NSF file in Outlook, you need to first convert it into the Outlook compatible format, which is PST file. So, to convert NSF file to PST file, you need to perform the export and import process. For this process, the HCL Notes is required to be installed in your system to export the files and then with the help of Import/Export feature in Outlook, you can import this CSV file into it.
The two stages included in this procedure are:
How to Export NSF files to CSV?
So, this is how you export files from HCL Notes; now you need to import these files to Outlook.
How to Import HCL Files to Outlook
After performing these steps successfully, you will be able to open the exported files in Outlook. This manual solution to open and view NSF files using the Import and Export feature is a long process and definitely requires the installation of HCL Notes on your system.
If you want fewer hassles and quicker processing, then install Kernel NSF Viewer Free to open, view, and convert NSF files for free without HCL Notes installed on the system. Let’s see how easy it is. Download (from download link on software website), install and launch the software on your system.
So, you have seen the direct 3 step process to open and view the NSF files mailbox content via Kernel NSF Viewer application.
NSF is the HCL Notes database file format; there are limited applications which support NSF. If you want to open and view an NSF file in Outlook, then you can perform the above methods. Although, manual method is also a right approach, the automated method is always recommended because of its hassle-free and easy steps. The advanced software mentioned in the blog comes in a trial version also which allows you to open and view NSF files for free, but with the full version you can convert lotus Notes NSF to Outlook file and save converted files on your system.