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By kpike2 ·
I need to find out how to move a users address book file to a new PC without lossing the addresses. - I have copied the names.nsf from the old PC and copied to the new PC, but now I get an error message when going into the address book file. Error is "Invalid or non-existent document" - Can anyone help? Thanks!

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by jschein In reply to Lotus Notes

ok.. when you move notes... you need to move the Data folder and the notes.ini (in winnt or windows directory) to the new pc. You will not lose any information.

The main files in the data folder of notes to move are "desktop.nsf, favorites.nsf, names.nsf" if using 4.5 or 4.6... Can't remember for the higher versions, but if you just transfer the data directory and the notes.ini or lotus.ini from the system folder, it will be fine.

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by kpike2 In reply to

Your answer did help me. Thanks so much.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Lotus Notes

We use Notes for our e-mail client in my company. When I migrate a user's settings from one machine to another, I move over 3 files, their ID file, NAMES.NSF and DESKTOP.DSK file.
We were using 4.6, but we did a short migration to a v5.08 client, and now have just switched to v6.0
The Desktop file is now called DESKTOP5.DSK I believe.

Anyway, moving those 3 files never gives me any problems. The local Address book moves along, along with the Location connection document. So, try moving the files I mentioned and see if that works for you.

hope this helps

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by kpike2 In reply to

I am sure that your answer would also help, however I did use answer #1 instead of yours. But thank you for your help, too.

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by mmmmTim In reply to Lotus Notes

A small rider to the good advice in previous ansers. Make sure that the new PC can correctly access the users home Domino server before you move the old NAMES.NSF file - and of course the connection document has to point to the same home server. Good luck - if you get stuck feel free to contact me directly.

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by kpike2 In reply to

I did get my answer resolved from answer #1. I want to thank you offering your assistants if I get stuck. Would you available, on-line, to answer other questions I have regarding Lotus Notes besides this current issue? Please let me know. Thanks!

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