I left a job a while ago where we used Lotus Notes. I took copies of my NSF files, (current mail file and archive files for each year), and am now trying to get into them to dig up some old emails. I also took a copy of most of the IBM/Lotus/Notes/Data directory, including my ID file.
I don't use Lotus Notes at home or in the new job. So I managed to download a version of Lotus Notes 8.5 and linked it to my ID file and can seem to open the most current mail file without too much problems.
But I can't open any of the archive files properly, every time I try I get the error message - Illegal circular Use: DocExpProcessing - several times and when it opens it doesn't have any of the folders on the left hand side so I can't access any mail.
I've tried to create a new replica of each archive file so as to decrypt it, but then I get the error message - Access to data denied.
I've read that it might have something to do with the design, so I've tried to Replace Design but then I get the error message - Cannot write or create file (file or disk is read-only).
I know my password for the ID file. All the archives where created while I used the same ID file. I have administrator rights on my home laptop. And all the files I'm trying to open are on my local C drive.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might be able to open up these archives so I can access my old emails??
I understand some of the basics with IT, but it's not the field I work in, so I appreciate anything you have to offer :-)