How to Perform Conversion of Contacts From PST to NSF?

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Nowadays MS Outlook and IBM Notes both are used by many people for their Offices or Personal work. Both email clients comprises of several exclusive tasks, but the primary differences is its file format support. Here, outlook stores contacts in PST file format where as IBM Notes uses NSF files to store its contacts. So sometimes there comes need to migrate contacts and other documents to IBM Notes from Microsoft Outlook.

Conversion of Contacts from PST to NSF can carried out using Outlook Contacts to Lotus Notes. This tool exports any type of PST file contacts to NSF format. The size or number of files does not matters the capabilities of the tool. Also, relevancy and originality of the information is retained by the tool as it convert PST to NSF format.The tool efficiently converts ANSI / Unicode PST contacts to NSF format. The tool preforms flawless migration of PST contacts to NSF.

Basics Steps for Conversion of Contacts from PST to NSF

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  1. Select one of the option, either to convert the contacts from configured Outlook mailboxes or from another PST file.

  2. Preview and convert PST to NSF by selecting the contacts which are essential to migrate and commence the process by clicking on Start Conversion
  3. Now select the contacts that you want to export from the PST file and click on Export option

Have a Brief Look into PST and NSF File Formats

PST File: PST stands for Personal storage Tables in Microsoft Outlook. PST files are the storage house of Microsoft Outlook emails, calendars, tasks, journals, etc. It is a stand alone binary files for storing message objects with attachments. Two encoding formats used for PST files are ANSI and Unicode. This file maintains folders and subfolders to hold hierarchy of message objects. The internal structure of the PST files is of Btrees. The maximum size of the PST supported by Microsoft is 50 GB from Outlook 2010 onwards. The archiving of Outlook data is also done to PST formats. Outlook provides option to encrypt file inorder to maintain the security of the documents.

NSF File: NSF is the proprietary file system supported by IBM Notes. IBM Notes is the business collaborative multi-functionality personal manager application. Here NSF stands for Notes storage facility. Notes database NSF file, containing basic units of storage called 'Note'. Every Notes have a Unique ID i.e. shared by among all its replicas. Every replica also has a Unique ID to identify domain of servers belonging to that organizations that have replicas of the same DB. Various details including creation and modification dates are also stored in each Note. Thus, for the conversion of contacts from PST to NSF used the converter to acquire entire data in couple of minutes.