Lotus Notes (earlier known as IBM Notes) is a desktop-based email application used for exchanging information in an easy way. The application provides business collaboration functions and hence, widely used in social business field. It has a storage file named as Notes Storage File(popularly known as NSF), which stores the entire data of IBM Notes on local machine. Since Notes is an email application therefore, it means that it also comprises of emails that have attachment within them. Hence, there is a need to extract attachments from Lotus notes database for user’s convenience.
In this content, we are going to discuss about need for extracting attachments from Lotus notes database and measures to do the same.
There are several reasons to extract attachments from Lotus notes database and few of them are mentioned below:
1) When user wants to archive all their attachments of Lotus Notes database in some storage device (at one place).
2) When user wants to migrate their data from Lotus notes to any other email application.
To extract Attachments from Lotus notes Database, we have two workarounds to do the same and they are described below (in detail):
Solution 1: Manual Extraction Procedure
The manual procedure to extract attachments from Lotus Notes database is by using python module, which will format the database and tackle the extraction procedure. Go through the following steps and extract attachments from database:
The alternative extraction procedure involves the usage of a third party software, which are being initiated to extract attachments from Lotus Notes database flawlessly. One such solution is by using Export Notes tool for exporting Lotus notes database to Outlook PST and Outlook Attachment Extractor software to extract entire attachments from exported PST files.
Working with Export Notes
First user will have to use Export Notes software, which will migrate the Lotus Notes database into Outlook PST files. The working of the software is described below:
Working With Outlook Attachment Extractor