Lotus Notes user’s address book won’t open after switching PC’s

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I moved one of my users' Lotus Notes client from one PC to another, but his local address book did not seem to transfer. I copied his names.nsf file to my flash drive, which had the user's correct information. Lotus Notes opened up with his names.nsf file on his old PC without a problem, but even when I copied that same file to the new PC, it was still pulling the wrong local address book. I even opened it up off of my flash drive on both the PC's. The same file pulled the correct info from the old PC, but the wrong info from the second PC. Can anyone tell if there is something in C: Notes that is wrong, because this file is supposed to pull from a network drive?
ASKED: August 19, 2008  2:56 PM
UPDATED: August 21, 2008  2:37 PM

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Did you also transfer his c:\notes\notes.ini from the old PC to the new one? I assume you did, but want to make sure.

To clarify the previous person’s answer — The notes.ini on the machine points to the data directory. There’s an entry of “Data Directory=”. That is where the names.nsf file must reside. If you put the “old” names.nsf in some place other than what is listed there, Notes will create a new names.nsf and use it. You can simply put the old names.nsf in place and going forward, it should be fine.

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  • Xjlittle
    You could also check the preferences in the newly installed client and make sure that it points to the names.nsf. It may default to something else.
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