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Quick Process for the Conversion of Lotus Notes to Outlook

Published on 07 February 18
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Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook, both are having a different type of approach in emailing. But due to some complexities in Lotus Notes which troubles the Lotus Notes users. According to the global research and public demand, it came into focus that most of the organization – small or big all prefer Microsoft Outlook. Outlook is less complex and more interactive to use. Hence, users are switching from Lotus Notes to Outlook.
In this Article, we will discuss in detail about the process and the easy methods for the conversion of Lotus Notes to Outlook. First of all, we all should know about some files and its format. Then we will find out some reasons why we need to switch Lotus Notes to Outlook.

What is NSF?

Lotus Notes is an email application which includes emails, contacts, notes etc, and save these file with .nsf extension hence these NSF files can’t be open in Outlook.

What is PST?

Microsoft Outlook is also an email application which includes email files, contacts, calendars etc and saves these files with .pst extension
What are the Reasons to Convert Lotus Notes to Outlook?

  1. Cost effective and User-friendly:- Outlook is cheaper as compared to Lotus Notes and extra intuitive for simple and easy usage.
  2. Replacing Old email platform:- When the company decided to replace Lotus Notes email application into Outlook for the better productivity and more security. Then you cannot open your NSF database in Outlook.
  3. Nonavailability of required platform:- For suppose, you need to do some urgent work at your home but you are not having installed a version of Lotus Notes then you cannot access the NSF files.
  4. Job switch:- In case, you have switched your job, and your new workstation does not include Lotus Notes then you can’t fetch your old files.
  5. Data share:- Suppose, you got a file from your client in NSF format but you are using Outlook which supports PST format.

Convert Lotus Notes NSF to Outlook PST Manually
As we talk about Conversion of Lotus Notes to Outlook, then there are many methods to do so. To Convert NSF file into PST file format you need to know the process clearly because it can damage files while conversion process. The best way for manual conversion is to bifurcate the process into two half.

  1. Export NSF file from Lotus Notes in CSV format
  2. Import CSV file which is exported into MS Outlook

Steps to Export Lotus Notes files
  • Launch IBM Lotus Notes application
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  • Open Window and select the NSF file you wish to export
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  • Go to Menu, Select File and Click on Export
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  • Enter the location to save newly exported file in Export Window and Click on save as type
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  • Now choose either from Comma separated value or structured text.
  • Click on Export button
  • Click OK when pop up window appears

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Steps to Import NSF database into Outlook
  • Start MS Outlook
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  • Go to file in menu bar and Click on open
  • Click on Import option

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  • From the Import and Export wizard, Select Import from another file
  • Next

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  • Select file type, CSV to import
  • Browse for exported CSV

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  • Now choose the location to Import CSV file
  • Press Next

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Wait for the process to complete. After it is completed, you will be able to access your entire NSF file database easily

Easy approach for the Conversion of Lotus Notes to Outlook
If you are not too much into coding and stuff like that, better you should not go with manual method because if any process is miss-leaded by you then whole NSF database can be lost within a second. So for safely conversion processes Download free tool NSF to PST which are in 100's of availability in the market. Just need to have the knowledge of the software which is best for the conversion process.
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  1. 02 January 23
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    Here is an another trustworthy solution i.e. ZOOK NSF to PST Converter for the safe conversion of the IBM Notes to PST format. It offers the users to migrate the files in the batch form at once with all the attachments embedded in it. It offers a self-explanatory interface to migrate the files format without any technical assistance. It supports all the IBM Lotus Notes versions and also compatible with MS Outlook edtions. It retains all the email properties and data integrity of the files intact even after the conversion. Explore More:- https://www.zooksoftware.com/nsf-to-pst/

  2. 20 April 19
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    NSF File to Outlook Converter Software migrate Lotus Notes (NSF) entire mailbox properties including To, Cc, Bcc, Subject, Attachments from NSF to Outlook PST file . Software supports Lotus Notes versions 5, 6, 7, 8 and above, MS Outlook versions 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016. More Info :- http://www.nsffile.org/outlook/

  3. 27 April 18
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    NSF to PST Converter is a convenient utility that can convert the whole user to a mailbox from Lotus Notes to importable Outlook PST file which is accessed through MS Outlook in Exchange Server. This software converts mailbox data of Lotus Notes including emails, attachments, journals, address books, calendar entries and more. Try free demo version of this software, here:- http://migrateemails.com/export-lotus-notes-email-to-microsoft-outlook/

  4. 13 February 18
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    Lotus Notes to Outlook migration can be easily proceed with the assistance of NSF to PST converter. This tool helps for conversion of NSF file to Outlook PST format inclusive of all mailboxes. With the tool, users can export, NSF data of Lotus Notes 9.0.1 /9.8/8/7/6 to MS Outlook 97/98/2000/2002/2003/2007/2010/2013/2016. See more - http://www.convertnsfpst.org/

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