How to repair corrupted NSF file in Lotus Notes?


  • Hi,

    May i know i can i go about repairing a locally backup-ed corrupted nsf file?

    Friday, January 23, 2015 11:11 AM


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  • Try one of the suitable solutions:

    (1) If possible, delete the damaged document.

    (2) Execute fixup command to Repair Lotus Notes database. (did not work for you)

    (3) Make a new database replica and use it to replace the corrupted database. Since the corrupted document has not been replicated, this will be recreated when you will again perform the LEI activity.

    (4) Use your previous good backup to restore the Notes database.

    (5) Use a third-party tool to Repair NSF File.

    Some actions from here:


    Lotus Notes Repair Kit
    A must-have tool for quick and hassle-free Lotus Notes repair. The product combines the convenience of a step-by-step wizard with the power of professional data recovery tools.

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    • Marked as answer by BaldwinRice Monday, January 26, 2015 12:41 PM
    Monday, January 26, 2015 11:52 AM
  • If you want to perform Notes to Outlook data migration then you can select any appropriate software (lots available on internet). I have heard about Export Notes that specially designed for this purpose and execute Notes .nsf to Outlook .pst conversion very easily.

    You may also go for it-

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 10:21 AM
  • Download Lotus Notes Recovery software from and repair unlimited Lotus Notes NSF files 

    Thursday, November 26, 2015 1:02 AM
  • If your Lotus Notes NSF file get corrupted then you can use Inbuilt Fixup tool to repair them. You can try the following steps to use Fixup tool and recover Lotus Notes files

    • Go to domino Architecture and select Server
    • Click on file menu and choose database which you want to repair
    • Now Go to Tools and select Fix Up tool.

    Fixup tool will scan the database file and repair them. It looks for the damaged file and recover data also. 

    One can also make use of these instructions about repairing NSF files with fixup tool
    • Edited by Lekhdeeraj Saturday, November 17, 2018 6:06 AM
    Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:22 AM
  • An easy solution to repair files is Fixup tool. It can repair corrupt NSF files for free. An Important note to be taken care of is that If it is a system database than you should close all tasks before starting the process or if it is a Domino Server, than stop the server and run maintenance in Offline mode. Follow the below steps to repair NSF files
    •    Select Server from Domino Administrator.
    •    Select the database>>go to Files and then Tool section
    •    Select Fix Up tools, the Fixup wizard will open.
    •    Select options as per your requirement and click OK.

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:31 AM
  • Fixup tool is a free inbuilt tool in Lotus Notes to repair corrupt NSF files. Go to Domino Architecture and select the database  to recover files from Server. Go to File Menu>>Tools and click on Fixup tool. It will recover lost NSF files and repair them. You MUST STOP the related tasks and server before starting the process.
    Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:35 AM
  • If you have corrupt NSF database, you should try the Fixup tool to repair NSF file. It's the best thing you can ever try. It's provided by IBM Notes, and recommended by many professionals. 

    Refer to this blog post for complete information -


    • Edited by T.Chid Friday, September 22, 2017 5:35 AM
    • Proposed as answer by VD.Tuuk Friday, September 22, 2017 7:26 AM
    Friday, September 22, 2017 5:34 AM
  • Refer to this blog post for complete information -

    Thanks for sharing it.
    Friday, September 22, 2017 7:27 AM
  • By using NSF to PST converter software you can easily  repair corrupt NSF files and convert all emails  such as calendar, Address book, draft, notes, meeting, task and Outbox to PST files and other new  working formats such as MSG, EML, MBOX, CSV, HTML, and EMLX without facing any problems. It also gives option to convert 25 emails item each and every folder of NSF files into PST files free of charge.

    Get more information:

    • Edited by Eomrider Wednesday, November 1, 2017 5:32 AM
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 5:32 AM
  • Migrate Lotus notes into outlook PST file by yourself without taking help from any other guys NSF to PST conversion software is user friendly tool and anyone can enable to recover and export Lotus notes into PST file easily. NSF to PST utility allow user to split largest file into small PST file.

    For more details please visit

    Thursday, February 1, 2018 12:17 PM
  • If you want to Convert Lotus Notes Domino Server to Outlook in simple way then no problem, Just try this NSF to PST Converter which make your Lotus Notes Domino Server to Outlook Conversion procedure easily and fast. It has features to Converts all data like: calendar items, NSF mails, contacts, to-do list, journal etc.

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    Friday, June 1, 2018 11:58 AM
  • NSF to PST converter makes possible to access IBM Lotus Notes database into MS Outlook with all emails, contacts, calendar and other data. This software can convert Lotus Notes NSF file to Outlook PST file formats

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    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 7:37 AM
  • Hey Baldwin 

    The easiest way to repair corrupt Lotus Notes NSF files is by using Fixup Tool. This tool will automatically fix the issues with NSF file

    • Go to Domino Server and select database to store database
    • Click on Files, select database and then go to Tools
    • Click on the Fixup and start it
    • It will scan the NSF files and repair them
    • While using Fixup stop server and perform in Offline Mode.

    So, this is an easy way to repair NSF files in lotus notes

    • Edited by Sandy Cullen Wednesday, October 31, 2018 4:55 AM
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 4:54 AM
  • Outlook is prepared with some capabilities that aren't found in Lotus Notes and additionally a bit less difficult. Due to this, users have a tendency to replace from Lotus Notes NSF to Outlook. But, as they may be distinct structures, migration from Notes to Outlook PST is a bit prolonged and complicated. The only manner left is to use a professional Lotus Notes NSF to Outlook PST Converter. Using this NSF to PST Converter software, users can without difficulty convert Lotus Notes to outlook through appearing the conversion of NSF to PST.

    It could be very powerful and dependable software program that converts all of the mailbox contents of Lotus Notes which includes emails, contacts, calendars, journals, activities, to-do lists and so on. To Outlook. Both expert and non-expert users can use this application with none trouble. There are many features related to this application and some of them are explained below. The application additionally gives an option to export records in bulk quantity from NSF to Exchange Server mailboxes. While the migration method, the folder and sub folder structure and, hierarchy are maintained.

    Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:21 AM
  • To convert Lotus NSF Files into Outlook PST format with complete attachments and items, use Lotus Notes to Outlook Converter. It enables users to transfer Lotus Notes mailbox to Outlook including emails, calendars, contacts and so on. Outlook installation not the compulsion for the process, but make sure Lotus Notes is properly configured on your machine. All Windows versions supports to access the application. 

    For brief info-

    Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:47 AM
  • Hello!!!

        Lotus Notes recovery is the perfect tool to recover multiple files. This tool provides the best solution to repair/ recover NSF format without corrupting any of data. The Lotus Notes recovery offers you to preview of all the scanned Lotus Notes objects in three-pane structure before performing actual recovery process.

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    Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:24 PM
  • Here is Free NSF to PST Converter tool:

    Its allow user to restore corrupt NSF file database and convert NSF file into PST file format including all backup emails, attachments, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes etc.


    Monday, April 29, 2019 10:58 AM