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Resolve ‘File Does Not Exist’ Error Generated During Archiving

Media Team | Modified: 2015-12-21T11:32:55+00:00 | News|

Lotus Notes, the desktop email client by IBM has remarked as the best email client in all the aspects. The functions and security provided by IBM Notes is Outstanding hence, the favorite of business organizations. Mainly, large business organizations depend on Lotus Notes client so as to make use of the services offered by Domino Server. Though the client provides high security, it doesn’t mean that the client is fully free from errors. There are situations which put the client in trouble. One such situation is when you try to archive the documents.

During the attempt to archive, sometimes users maybe bounced with an error message “File does not exist”, limiting the archiving of documents. What can be the reason for such error message?How can the error be resolved? Here, in this blog we discuss the ways to resolve the issue. But, before moving to the solutions, let us take a look at what contributes to the need of archiving.

Why Notes Users Archive?

Archiving keeps the copy of the documents and helps to meet specific requirements or criteria. The benefits obtained out of archiving are it maintains the size of database, unused or old mails can be kept apart, performance can be maintained etc.Actually, archiving was meant for keeping the information that is not used for a long time. However, it can even be marked as the method of backing up the data. Hence, archiving is carried out by the organizations and is recognized as essential, but as per your need you can also merge Lotus Notes Archive Database as per your need.

Nevertheless, sometimes while trying to archive users meet with the error message:

“File does not exist”

What cause this error? Why this message gets prompted?

The message is seen because the destination .nsf file i.e. a_nameofdb.nsf archive is missing out from the directory.

The missing of file can be either because of deletion, renaming etc.

How Can The Error Be Solved?

Here, some of the solutions for the error are discussed.

  1. Check for the archive file location by looking the properties.
    File>>Database>>Properties>>Archive Settings
  2. Verify whether the file is missing or has got renamed using Windows Explorer.
  3. Site the file in different directory or folders.
  4. Follow the steps below if none of the above worked. The steps below are to be followed if the file has got removed or deleted etc.
    1. Create or rename NSF file in the exact location.
    2. If the location got messed up then, change the location to the exact location.

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