NSF or Notes storage installation is a database used by IBM Lotus Notes and Domino servers. .NSF files store information such as emails, contacts, user data, and so on. If you move to Outlook, you would like to have all that with you and read all your previous emails. The difficulty lies in the fact that converting NSF files into PST files, which is also free, is a bit tricky. It can be done, but there can be failures. In this post, we will show you how convert from NSF to PST free.
Convert NSF to PST for free
There are two ways to do it. We will suggest you try both and then determine which one is right for you.
- Using the CSV method or tab-separated values
- Using the Free NSD to PST conversion tool.
Make sure to create a separate profile on Outlook to see if everything is working as expected, and then switch to the actual profile.
1) Using the CSV method or tab-separated values
The process is simple. You must export the Lotus Notes mail files and then import the exported mail file into Outlook.
- Open Lotus Notes, and then click the Mail tab.
- Go to File> Export, click on it.
- The export wizard offers you two options: tabular text and structured text. Since both are in CSV format and Outlook supports it, you can choose one.
- Click Continue, save it with a name and location you'll remember.
Import the CSV file into Outlook
- Open Microsoft Outlook
- Click File> Open and Export> Import / Export.
- In the wizard that opens, choose Import from another program or file, and then click Next.
- Select Comma Separated Values, and then click Next again.
- You can now choose to browse and select the file, and then decide if you want to duplicate or ignore them.
- Then, select the Outlook folder in which you want to save the exported data, and then click Next.
Post this; You will need to map the Lotus fields to the Outlook fields so that the data is imported into the current Outlook profile. That's the tricky part, so map everything correctly, and that's the main reason I asked to try it somewhere, and then import it.
2) Free tool NSD to PST
Github NSF2X Tool is a free tool for converting NSD to PST to convert NSD to PST for free. It can export EML, MBOX and PST formats. Here is the list of supported features:
- Exports mail from Lotus Notes NSF files in MIME format. It will keep the layout and attachments intact.
- Can read encrypted emails in NSF files, deleting Lotus encryption and encrypting it again with the user exchange certificate in RC2, 3DES, AES128 or AES256 formats
- Supports Full Versions and Click to Run (AKA Office 365) Outlook (Office 365 Beta Support)
- Supports 32-bit and 64-bit mixed Lotus Notes and Outlook installations
- Supports Unicode filenames (ie, Accents in NSF and PST filenames)
The only restriction is that Lotus must work. You will need to perform this operation on the computer on which Lotus is installed.
Here's how to use it:
Download the converter d & #39; here, then follow the steps:
- Launch Lotus Notes, and then copy the NSF files to a temporary location. Optionally, but it is recommended to launch Outlook.
- Launch "nsf2x.exe" and enter the Lotus Notes password.
- Tap the "Sign In" button to open the Notes login.
- Select the output type as PST
- Change the conversion options as desired, enter the source path for the NSF files, and enter the destination path containing the converted files.
- Press the "Convert" button to start the conversion
If you get an exception, you must manage it manually, that is, the missing emails. You must export it as an EML file, then open it manually and import it directly.