How to Convert Lotus Notes Archive to Outlook PST?

Last updated on December 23rd, 2021 at 12:57 pm

Here we are going to discuss, one of the most asked questions by every Lotus Notes and Outlook user, is “How to Convert Lotus Notes Archive to Outlook PST?”. In this write up we will provide you both manual techniques and automated free tools to convert NSF files into PST format.

Convert Lotus Notes NSF file to Outlook PST file instantly through eSoftTools Lotus Notes to Outlook Converter Software


How to Create an Archive Folder in Lotus Notes

Before doing the process of converting Lotus Notes archive file to Outlook user have to archive.nsf file in Lotus Notes. Follow the below steps to create archive files using Lotus Notes:-

  • Launch Lotus Notes application.
  • Next press the Action option from the menu bar
  • Now, from the drop-down list click on Archive >> Create Criteria…
  • This will open a new Create Archive Criteria window on your screen.
  • Add a name and select the Enable this criteria.
  • Click over the Selection Criteria option
  • Next, choose the folder and click on OK
  • After this click on the schedule option select schedule archiving and choose the folder save the archive file and click on OK
  • Now again click on the Action tab from the toolbar and select Archive >> Archive Now from the drop-down menu.
  • At the final step, it will show you a dialog “Do you wish to archive now” simply click on Yes

After applying these step you will get your Archive.NSF file.

How to Convert Lotus Notes Archive to Outlook PST?

Some manual methods are available on the internet that will allow users to export Lotus Notes items to Outlook files. But only some of them work properly. So you have to select the method that makes the guaranteed NSF conversion. For doing this task eSoftools have launched this NSF to PST Converter software. It will help you to convert Lotus Notes Archive to Outlook PST format in a convenient way. The software is designed after extensive research and has many powerful features. Also, you can use this software to convert Lotus Notes Archive file to Outlook PST without any kind of problem

Steps to Convert Archive.nsf to PST file

  • This will open a new window on your screen with two options:-
    Select NSF file & Search NSF Database
  • Choose any one option to select the Achive.NSF file for conversion and press the Start Scanning button
  • The software will show all the inner folders and items of NSF file on your computer. Select the required items and press Convert button from the menu.
  • Next, click on the radio button PST file to Convert Lotus Notes Archive to Outlook PST file format. Choose the Saving location by clicking on Browse button and finally click on Convert.
  • Wait till the conversion is completed and easily import this resulted PST file in MS Outlook.

Wrap Up

The manual methods of converting Lotus Notes to Outlook are challenging and hence it is better to switch to the direct method. The direct method is a perfect alternative to convert Lotus Notes to Outlook.

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