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Working in a Lotus Notes environment, I have seen quite a few of the issues concerned with Lotus Notes. Running Lotus Notes with the data-folder located on a network share, combined with sync of Offline folders has a nasty tendency of creating corrupt files.
A typical error is “File Already Exists”. Experience has pretty reliably show this to be a problem related to the bookmark.nsf-file.
Lotus Notes has *.nsf files, database files, and *.ntf files, database template files. Knowing this, the solution to this problem is as follows:
- Find the Lotus Notes data folder (Typically located at C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\Data)
- Locate the bookmark.nsf file
- Rename the file to bookmarks.nsf_old or something like that
- Restart Lotus Notes
Lotus Notes will then recreate the bookmarks.nsf file using bookmarks.ntf