Mat Newman September 30 2011 15:53:06A question I get asked frequently is how to convert an Outlook file to Lotus Notes. It is a really easy process, here are the steps:
During the Lotus Notes installation, there is an option to install the Migration tools. If you did not include those, you will need to run the software install again and make sure they are selected.
Once you have the migration tools installed, open a command prompt (Start -> Run -> "CMD") and then navigate to your Lotus Notes install directory. By default this will be
You can get there by typing:
cd progra~1\ibm\lotus\notes [Enter]
Then type the command
Nupgrade 3 [Enter]
Don't forget the number 3 at the end of the command!
Follow the prompts to have your Outlook data converted to Lotus Notes (note: ignore that the dialog says "Exchange"):
Also, make sure of the following:
- You still have Outlook thinking it's the system default Mail application, and
- Make sure you have already configured Lotus Notes.
Enjoy your conversion from Outlook to Lotus Notes using the built-in tools!