Lotus Notes, one of the popularly used email clients, designed by IBM, seen in large business enterprises, uses proprietary file format for storage of database, offers emailing facility and many other facilities.
What is ID file in Lotus Notes? – NSF file is the ID file of Lotus Notes, no emailing application, other than Lotus Notes can read it. Some third party tools, which provide the facility to read Lotus Notes Conversion Files, also require IBM Lotus Notes installed on computer system. Information of Lotus Notes like user data, metadata and design information also gets stored in this NSF file.
Where is the Lotus Notes ID File Located? – These ID files NSF of Lotus Notes can be found at this location on users’ computer system C:Program Fileslotusnotesdata. The location is by default and users of Windows versions can found Lotus Notes ID files at it. Your query, “Where is the Lotus Notes ID file located” can also get resolved properly by checking out this location.
How to read Lotus Notes ID File in MS Outlook? – If you wish to read these Lotus Notes ID file (.nsf) in Outlook then, you can comfortably do by using Export Notes tool. The tool provides the facility to read NSF file in Outlook along with its all database components. Only thing, which you have to do to read NSF files with the help of this tool, is Initialize software, select NSF files from their default location and use software to convert them into Outlook PST format. Once the software will convert NSF file into PST Outlook format, you will be able to read Lotus Notes database into Outlook.
Before converting NSF files to PST Format, Make sure that NSF is not Corrupt or Damaged- As, these Lotus Notes ID files NSF gets stored locally on computer system, they are also prone to corruption like the other database files of computer system and if you usually face many errors while accessing Lotus Notes database then, it means that there is some kind of corruption in NSF file and you need to fix that problem of corruption before conversion by using command line utilities like Fixup, Updall and Compact of IBM. If you will perform conversion of damaged NSF file then, you can found some emails deleted or inaccessible in Outlook after conversion. May be, you will also not be able to perform the conversion of those Lotus Notes ID files (.nsf).