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How To View NSF File Without Lotus Notes

Published on 31 March 16

How to access NSF file without Lotus Notes in MS Outlook? This query is spreading so fast among all those who have recently changed to Outlook. Lotus Notes deployed by IBM is a desktop mail client, mainly meant for emailing purposes. Apart from emails, it facilitates the storage of contacts of the employees in the organization, stores notes, helps in task making, etc. All the items are stored in NSF file format and contacts are stored as names.nsf. Lotus Notes is complex to manage, require continuous maintenance and above all the cost of maintenance is high.

It is because of the high maintenance cost and complexity; many have changed their client platform to MS Outlook. Now, the problem is how to have all the contents of Lotus Notes in Outlook.

This informative session will help you to get an idea of how to access NSF file without Lotus Notes. Let us start discussion of to open NSF without Lotus Notes in Outlook by taking the case of names.nsf file.

Import Contacts from Lotus Notes to Outlook

To Import your Lotus Notes contacts, first you will have to get the support of Lotus Notes. You can install a trial version on behalf of full version. Thus, enables you to save investment on original version. After the installation of trial version, follow the steps:

  • Open Lotus Notes and select the contacts to be exported.
  • Choose ‘Export Contacts’ from the File menu.

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  • A window appears for specifying further criteria.

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  • Once if required location and other details are done, click on Export button.