Lotus Note archive .nsf file migrated to .pst but Outlook 2013 doesn't display Inbox messages RRS feed

  • Question

  • After successfull migration of lotus archive to .pst file, I have opened the .pst with Outlook 2013 using Open & export option .

    I am able to see the file but when you click on Inbox, I have the following message: There is nothing to display.  While , i can see all messages in Sent Items of subfolders under Inbox.

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:48 AM


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  • I have already tried the 2nd solution. I even do a repair on new PST. I have use SysTools Mail Migration 2010. 

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:40 AM
  • Hi,

    As far as I know, Microsoft doesn't provide the tool to convert .nsf to .pst. You can try another 3rd-party tool to convert the .nsf file, check if the Inbox can be converted successfully.

    Always keep a backup of the .nsf in case it's damaged.


    Melon Chen
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, July 18, 2014 1:48 AM
  • I am customer of this item and I get effective Lotus Notes archive file conversion to Outlook, I never confront this issue however if  you confront trouble then contact to their Support persons, they without a doubt resolve your issues.
    • Proposed as answer by Aracely Gomez Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:54 AM
    Monday, July 21, 2014 10:03 AM
  • Here you will get the free guide to Export Lotus Notes Emails to Outlook PST File Manually.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:52 PM
  • You can try Kernel for Lotus Notes to Outlook tool to convert NSF file to PST file format. It is a secure, reliable and accurate tool to convert .nsf file to .pst file format. To get this software visit

    One can also download this software from

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:03 AM

  • Excellent NSF to PST Converter tool to migrate from Lotus Notes to Outlook. The software converts Lotus Notes file to Outlook importable PST file and provides option to save the mail items folder as PST, MSG or EML files. You can get any other help from here:-
    Friday, May 22, 2015 9:43 AM
  • Have a look here . It is a third party NSF to PST conversion software, by using it you can immediately transfer or convert Lotus Notes data to Outlook PST format without any error.
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:30 PM
  • Thread seems older bit for those who still need a satisfactory answer please try NSF to PST converter. It is a simple and easy wizard to Export your Lotus Notes NSF files complete data into Outlook PST file format.
    Friday, April 14, 2017 10:27 AM
  • To convert Lotus Notes database to Outlook PST format download NSF to PST Conversion utility from

    This software is easy to use with self descriptive interface which guides user easily through conversion process.

    • Edited by Dave Pittose Saturday, September 1, 2018 7:19 AM
    Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:00 AM
  • The entire conversion procedure can be categorized into two steps:

    (i) Export Notes NSF Files
    (ii) Import to MS Outlook

    Step #1: Export Notes NSF Files

    Follow the steps below:

    1. After opening the IBM Notes application, click on the Open button from the main screen to upload the NSF file that needs to be exported to PST
    2. Click on File in the menu bar and then select Export from the list of options
    3. This will open the Export wizard; select a folder on hard drive to save the new file. Select Comma Separated Value or Structured Text from Save as type: drop down list
    4. Provide an appropriate name to the file and then click on Export button
    Different windows will appear based on your selection for the file format, which includes Structured Text and Comma Separated Values. On the basis of the file format you selected to save the exported data, you will either get a CSV Export window or a Structured Text Export window
    5. Carefully select the options as per the window that appears and after properly selecting the option, click on OK

    With this, the first section of NSF to PST procedure is completed successfully; next, you will need to import the exported data into MS Outlook application.

    Step #2: Import Exported Data to MS Outlook

    Follow the steps below:

    1. In MS Outlook application, click on the File menu
    2. Select Open and then select Import from the right pane
    3. Import and Export Wizard will open; select Import from another program or file from the list of option displayed under Choose and action to perform and then click on Next
    4. In the then appeared Import a File window, select Comma Separated Values (Windows) and click on Next
    5. Next, click on Browse button to select the file exported from Lotus Notes in previous section

    The wizard will give you three different options to import or ignore importing duplicate items. The options include (i) Replace duplicates with items imported, (ii) Allow duplicates to be created and (iii) Do not import duplicate items.

    6. After selecting the appropriate option, click on Next
    7. Next, select a destination folder where you need to store data after import and click on Next
    8. The process may take several minutes to complete and click on Finish on completion of import task

    Now you can successfully access NSF data into MS Outlook application.

    For non-technical person can use third party application:
    Saturday, December 2, 2017 5:16 AM
  • You can use any third party NSF to PST converter to convert NSF files to PST format. I would like to suggested here an effective and affordable third party NSF to PST converter, which is well known as Lotus Notes to Outlook converter. For free download demo version of the tool click here:
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:52 AM
  • Using NSF to PST Converter, you can easily convert NSF files to any version of Microsoft Outlook. The tool supports all the versions of MS Outlook. The tool provides batch conversion facility by which users can easily import multiple NSF files to Outlook at once. This software is compatible with all the versions of Windows OS. It provides so many advanced facilities such as:
    Monday, March 12, 2018 12:19 PM
  • NSF to PST Converter has specially designed to export NSF files to Outlook PST format. Lotus and Outlook installation is required in order to convert NSF files to PST format. It's a great conversion tool which does not alter the originality of NSF data file throughout the conversion and filters all duplicate contacts. More details :
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:28 AM
  • Most successful NSF to PST conversion tool help to export your complete list items from NSF file to PST. It is an advance migration software which is easily supports all latest Outlook and Lotus Notes versions.
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 4:37 AM
  • NSF to PST converter is the best solution for users when they want to convert data from NSF file to PST. Export NSF files to PST easily scans the all NSF files before conversion. Scanning process is a procedure to detect the all data items like calendar, contacts, draft, notes, meeting, task and Outbox. Export NSF to PST will give you option to view a preview of your recovered NSF file into HTML view and Text view. This application successfully supports all versions of MS Outlook. NSF to PST conversion tool split the Lotus Notes NSF file to Outlook PST files. 
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:20 AM
  • For the best result user can go for NSF to PST Converter which is implemented with advance feature like Removal of Encryption from Emails and Duplicity from Contact File and many more. You can try its demo version and evaluate the software completely.
    For more info visit:
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 4:21 AM
  • Hello Fatounette,

    I understand your problem and I would suggest you according to my personal experience, try the third party tool. Presently I am using Shoviv Lotus Notes to Outlook converter and it converts multiple Lotus Notes NSF data and Archive files to Outlook PST in the proper manner and also saves into EML, MSG, and HTML formats. you can download its free trial version and check all features and functions according to your requirement and other with the help of this trial version you can migrate the first 25 items per folder.

    More details, visit:-

    Thank you, hope it will help you.

    • Edited by MarkBall Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:55 AM
    • Proposed as answer by markball1 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:20 AM
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:54 AM
  • Well, checkout Bitacube Lotus Notes to Outlook Converter tool.

    It has powerful algorithm to convert NSF to PST in hassle free way.

    Apart from this, the tool helps to migrate Lotus Notes to Office 365, live exchange, eml, msg, html as well.

    It has free trial available to evaluate software features.

    Here you go

    Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:43 AM
  • To move Lotus Notes data to Outlook, NSf to PST converter software is a way. The software can easily convert NSF file in PSt file without facing any issues. Try such a tool:
    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:41 PM
  • Try a smart tool like eSoftTools NSF file converter software. This has option to export data without any error. Also versions of Outlook work well without any failure. Even 100% assurance is also provided.

    Explore more:

    Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:29 AM
  • Lotus Notes NSF to Outlook PST Conversion would be easy if you are using professionals ToolsGround NSF to PST Converter Software. It successfully exports emails, messages, calendars, contacts, to-do lists, tasks, notes, etc to a new PST file at user-defined location. If you have multiple NSF database files, you can select all of them and perform their batch conversion in just a single conversion cycle. You can save you enough time by using this Software.

    More Info:-

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:39 AM
  • There is only one option, checkout KDETools NSF to PST Converter tool.

    It has best algorithm to migrate multiple Lotus Notes NSF to Outlook PST in easy and simple methods.

    Our tool providing you with a advance option to migrate Lotus Notes to Office 365, live exchange, Thunderbird, apple for mac.

    have a look at:


    Please remember to mark the reply as an answer if they help.

    Monday, September 23, 2019 10:25 AM
  • In order to convert Lotus Notes to Outlook, users need to execute two steps.

    1. Export NSF files to CSV.
    2. Import CSV file to Microsoft Outlook.

    Step1: Export NSF files to CSV file.

    • Run Lotus Notes Program
    • Click on File, then Open > Lotus Notes Application.
    • Now, click on the Browse button to select the NSF file and click Open.
    • Go to File menu and click Export.
    • Here in the Export dialogue box, give a file name, location, and file saving type.
    • Choose the Comma Separated Value format.
    • Finally, in the CSV Export window, select the required options as per your needs.

    Step 2: Import CSV file to Microsoft Outlook

    • Open MS Outlook.
    • Go to File > Open & Export > Import/Export.
    • Choose "Import from another program or file" and click Next.
    • Select "Comma Separated Values" here. and click Next.
    • Click on the Browse button to locate the CSV file created using Export command and click Next.
    • Choose the destination folder to save the exported data and click Next.
    • Now, click on the Checkbox in the import a file and click Finish.

    This is how you can easily convert Lotus Notes to Outlook free.

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:39 AM
  • NSF is supported by Lotus Notes. It is easy to hold a crucial database of Lotus Notes including attachments of email, contacts, design information. user data and appointments. The NSF is flexible to download by the Notes Clients to use it offline. PST stands for Personal Storage Table. The file format is capable of storing all information of MS Outlook including attachments, emails, contacts, notes, messages, events, etc. It is constructed using a Binary data file algorithm. There are two popular versions of PST-ANSI and Unicode.
    The Lotus Notes email client is an application that stores and displays database on the user’s local system, it allows users to store the physical database on the local workstation and on the server also. Most of the users want to migrate Lotus Notes to Outlook because of several reasons like if they are changing their organization and any organization formerly using Lotus Notes and now want to move toward MS Outlook etc. so in this situations, it is required to convert NSF file into PST so that it can be used in Outlook. The tool can convert any size of the NSF file in the desire PST file format. 

    You can follow the few easy steps for migrating your Lotus Notes NSF to Outlook PST

    1. Open Lotus Notes NSF file and proceed for preview.
    2. Software will show mailbox, preview, check and click on export button.
    3. Now choose the desired option to export the data from lotus notes to Outlook PST or any other file extension.

    In the corporate version, the software allows converting NSF files in the single PST format. The feature will help, when your mail, contact, journals, and notes saved in the different NSF files. Through this tool, you can select four files at the same time and convert it into the single PST format.

    Visit here:-

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:31 AM