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How to Export Lotus Notes to MS Outlook

Published on 23 April 18

The Lotus Notes client is a desktop application that organizes and displays databases on a user's local workstation. Recently MS Outlook has gained huge popularity amongst users due to its user-friendly interface and multiple-machine configuration.

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Some of the prominent reasons behind Lotus Notes to Outlook conversion:

§ MS Outlook provides offline accessibility of mailboxes

§ MS Outlook provides better data management and security options than Lotus Notes

§ MS Outlook is more user-friendly than Lotus Notes

§ MS Outlook is very much simple to use than Lotus Notes

§ MS Outlook demands less installation and maintenance charges

§ Data sharing is much easier in MS Outlook than Lotus Notes

§ Lotus Notes is unable to perform multi-tasking.

Manual Method to Convert NSF files into PST files

With the manual method you can access NSF files in MS Outlook by changing it to PST file format. But before performing the manual conversion it is recommended that you must have a complete backup copy of original NSF file. The manual method is performed in two stages to convert NSF files into PST files.

1. Export NSF files from Lotus Notes to an intermediate CSV file
2. Import the intermediate CSV file into MS Outlook

Step I: Export NSF files to CSV

To export NSF files from Lotus Notes, perform the steps given below

1. Launch IBM Lotus Notes program.

2. Press File > to Open > Louts Notes Application.

3. Then browse the required NSF file and click Open. In the Open Application of window, the selected NSF file gets opened.

4. Now, on the File menu, click Export.

5. On Export dialogue box, enter file location, the file name, and saving type.

6. Select the Comma Separated Value format for the file.

7. A dialogue box CSV Export gets open. Select the required options. Click OK.

8. The data exported is saved in the CSV file setup at a well-defined location.

Step II: Import CSV file into Outlook

Import the Intermediate CSV file into MS Outlook by following the steps:

1. Launch MS Outlook program.

2. On the File menu, click Open & Export, and then click Import/Export.

3. And then a dialogue box pops up for Import and Export Wizard will open . Then click on the Select Import from another program or file from the options. Click Next.

4. Select Comma Separated Values as file type and click Next.

5. Click Browse and then select the path for CSV file which was created earlier using the Export command of Lotus Notes. You can select the options according to your need.

6. Select the Outlook folder where you want to save your exported data and click Next.

7. Select the given checkbox in the Import a file of the dialogue box and then click on Finish. You can also change your destination or map custom fields by clicking on the same name options.

8. The data from the CSV file would be then imported to MS Outlook.

Some of the Challenges that occur in manual NSF to PST conversion

The free NSF to PST conversion method is supportive in some situations, but it has some limitations too which are listed below:

· The application is little bit Complicated and tedious for a novice user

· It converts only one NSF file at one time, which makes the process monotonous and lengthy

· Time-consuming and fails to migrate entire data

· If it is not handled correctly, then it might cause corruption in the NSF file

· Selective conversion is not possible

Alternative Method: Aryson Technologies NSF to PST Converter

Aryson Technologies NSF to PST Converter helps in converting Lotus Notes .nsf file to MS Outlook .pst format without any kind of data loss. This NSF to PST Converter is believed to be the best utility tool that facilitates quick and reliable export of all NSF file objects to the desired PST file.
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  1. 23 December 22

    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:-

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    Use SysOZ NSF Converter to export IBM Notes NSF files into PST Outlook format with attachments. Developed with easy-user friendly interface so that any user can easily and quickly import NSF files from Lotus Notes to Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 without altering the original rich-text formatting and folder structure. Also offers free NSF to PST Converter software download version so that users can evaluate and analyse the complete working environment and functionality of the software. Capable to run on all versions of Windows OS including Win 10. Read More:

  3. 21 August 20

    If you want to recover lost mailbox items from inaccessible NSF file to PST file without making any changes in the internal structure, so Download this eSoftToolsNSF to PST Converterwhich is the best solution to convert the Lotus Notes NSF file into PST and some other unique file formats like- PST, EML, EMLX, MSG, HTML, etc. Get More Info:-

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    Get a quick and safe conversion solution to convert NSF file to PST format by using simple and effective solution. I found a manual way on a blog by which we can export the Lotus Notes NSF file data and then Import exported data to Outlook PST file format. To know more information, then visit this blog post:-

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