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IBM Notes (earlier known as Lotus Notes) is the professional email client that many business organizations adopt for their professional communication. IBM makes sure that the user gets the latest version of the application and the mailbox data is instantly available. But the application may get a specific problem. One such issue is the ‘File does not exist’ error message when a user opens the application.
IBM Notes is a widely used email client after MS Outlook. Though it is popular in today’s business environment, it also faces certain issues. One such an error faced by Notes users is ‘File does not exist’ error message.
Usually, the ‘File does not exist’ error message occurs due to random reasons. Some scenarios in which this error occur are listed here:
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Let us discuss the reasons and then the possible solutions for the issue.
Sometimes, when a user clicks on an email in IBM Notes, he gets an error message ‘File does not exist.’ This error can pop up while performing other activities too than opening the email in Lotus Notes.
The different reasons for this error are:
The Notes user can archive emails to move old and unrequired emails. Archiving the emails helps the users to reduce database size. While doing so, he may get the error ‘File does not exist’ and halts the process.
Reason – This error may pop up if the archive NSF file is renamed or deleted from the directory.
Solution – Go to File > Database > Properties > Archive Settings . Check if the file is missing or renamed. If the file is removed or deleted, create an NSF file or rename the same in the exact location.
If the user is going for a new version update with a different user account, there is a chance for error – ‘File xxx.nsf does not exist.’ For instance – If the user who installs Notes 8.5.2 Fix Pack 3 is not using the same user account by which the earlier version was installed, this issue will exist.
Solution – This error can be prevented by installing the new version with the same user account with which the earlier version was installed. Once the installation is done, restart the IBM Notes application. It will prevent the error message to occur again.
When the user is trying to access the mail in a local replica, he may get an error message:
Reason – Using a local replica in place of server copy is the cause for this error. Also, accidental deletion of Notes temporary files (.DTF) is one of the reasons for the issue. Sometimes anti-virus software activities also play an important role in the deletion of temporary files.
Solutions – Try one or more tasks to resolve the file error:
The above mentioned solutions can solve your problem.
The frequent occurrences errors in IBM notes and the lack of manual remedies, enforce the user to migrate to Outlook, but you cannot convert complete profile with the help of CSV file. So you can try free methods to convert NSF to PST, if they are technically sound. Otherwise, they must try a professional third-party software. Kernel for Lotus Notes to Outlook converter is a proficient software that helps you migrate NSF file(s) to Outlook. The software reduces the challenges of CSV upload and migrate a large batch including multiple NSF files. It can migrate special folders with filtering options and protects the read/unread status of emails too.
The software supports all versions MS Outlook from MS Office Suite and IBM Notes too. You can also migrate IBM SmartCloud to Outlook.
Marked as answer by Simon_Wu Microsoft contingent staff, Moderator
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The NSF file error restricts the user from accessing their account in IBM Notes. The article provides all the possible solutions according to the reasons and best methods to avoid such complications. The ultimate solution to this problem is to convert the NSF to PST using professional software and adopt Outlook as the primary email client.
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I relaunched my IBM Notes after connecting a new account, but older account did not open as it did not exist somehow. Only after converting the NSF files to Outlook that I regained my files.
Microsoft makes sure to update its MS Office Suite and other applications routinely and I would say that its user-interface attracted me most to convert from IBM Notes where my account was deleted.
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