There are professional solutions in the form of downloadable applications which can be installed easily on a users PC. These are products that are designed to just for the specific purpose of migration. One such remarkable and noteworthy software is the NSF Extractor. It is a simple utility that can be used by both technical and non-technical individuals. It is a great program if looking to move from IBM Lotus Notes to Outlook. It can help businessmen, administrators and even non-technical people. There is a lot to learn about this product. All the relevant details are mentioned in the post below.

What NSF Extractor Does

The NSF Extractor software is a simple application that is designed to map the folders of Lotus Notes database with Outlook PST. There are multiple options available to remove encryption, optional to maintain internet header, doclinks or HTML formatting. The application also transfers data from 'All Documents' folder of Lotus Notes. If there are recurrences in calendar items, the software will automatically convert them as well. A detailed report is generated ats the end with progress and final status. It contains a complete record of all the items migrated and this log can be saved in CSV format.

Technical Specification for NSF Extractor

Current Version - 10.0

Price - $149 (Full Version)

Size - 23.6 MB

RAM - 512 MB

Processor - 1 GHz

Role - Convert NSF to PST Format

Supported Windows OS - Microsoft Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 and all below versions

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Following are some of the prominent facilities of the migration application:

Transfer Complete Mailbox Data : The application is designed to export emails, contacts and other items directly to Outlook data file(.pst) format. It takes a Notes Storage Facility or a contacts files as input and converts it into UNICODE PST file.

Bulk Migration To Live Exchange: The utility is capable of performing this migration. It can directly upload NSF files without any changes to folder hierarchy. Lotus Notes client installation 9.0 and earlier version is mandatory on the same device.

Split PST File: There is a facility to truncate a large output into smaller, more-manageable data files. It requires necessary Outlook installation and proper configuration.

Apply Date-Based Filter: There is an option to set a time period to export selective mailbox items. This includes emails, contacts, calendar, tasks and journals. It can be applied by adding a ‘to’ and ‘from’ date in the ‘Select Criteria’ section.

Selectively Export Items: There is an option to choose between folders within a mailbox. There is another to select between mailbox items by marking a box before each.


  1. The demo version can be used to export up to 25 items per folder for free.
  2. It has multiple options available to convert NSF to PST Format.
  3. There is a facility to create a separate .pst file from names.nsf file. Even a user can opt to remove duplicate contacts from migration.
  4. It has a simple GUI that basic function which works with a click of a few buttons.

What I learned

  1. A bit complicated to understand for a non-technical user but 24x7 help is readily available.
  2. Not meant for directly transferring files from Domino server.

What's Next for NSF Extractor Tool

Any business can only work with the best and the latest technology to sustain its growth. Companies look for cost-effective solutions that fit within the budget and are less complicated. This enables them to change from Notes to Microsoft Outlook environment. Many administrators look for workarounds in professional applications such as the NSF Extractor. It is a perfect application as part of IT toolkit and any export proceedings. It can be presented to corporate headquarters as a strategy for infrastructure migration. It is a reliable, efficient and user-friendly tool that can be just the right fit for any organization.

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