Upgrade from lotus notes 6.5 and lotus notes 7 to lotus notes 8

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I am currently upgrading lotus notes on 20 client machines. Some pc's have lotus notes 6 and some have lotus notes 7. All machines will be upgraded to lotus notes 8. Everything is going well expect none of the contacts are showing up in Lotus notes 8. I know that the contacts for the local machines are stored in the names.nsf. My question is how do I get them to show up in the contacts tab? I drag and drop the names.nsf file onto the icon butinstead of importing the contacts into the tab already slated for the contacts it creates a seperate address tab. When I close lotus notes out the tab is gone. How do I get the contacts to show up in its proper place? or will I just have to accept the new address tab?

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Verify thatt he contacts icon is pointing to names.nsf by right clicking on it and selecting Application >>properties. Assuming htat it does poiint to names then verify that names.nsf is specified in the File>>Preferences>>Mail>> sending and receivbing area. IN any case the contacts properties and the file identified in the Preferences must match.

Check to make sure the old “names.nsf” is not stored in a different place. In other words, perhaps do a search and see if you have more than one “names.nsf” stored in different locations. Notes relies on that file during start-up, so it will need to pick it up from the start. It may be picking up a new “names.nsf” created by default when Notes 8 was installed, if the Notes 8 data folder is installed in a different location than the previous Notes version.
Also, once you get the contacts showing up correctly, check the Personal Address Book template and make sure it is using the correct one for Notes 8.

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