Why I Convert My Mailbox Data from GroupWise to Outlook Format

Novell GroupWise has some drawbacks those tends to migrate it to Ms Outlook.

Different Platform

Every uses Ms Outlook as email-client platform, is not necessary but problem occurs when you need to open your useful GroupWise data in Ms Outlook. But Outlook has no mechanism to read GroupWise data so in such situation GroupWise to Outlook migration become necessary.

High cost and complexity

Novell GroupWise is a cost-expensive tool that encourage organization to switch to Ms Outlook which is affordable.


To work on GroupWise is not easy for all as it has high complexities but Ms Outlook is free from it and as soon as you install Outlook it becomes ready to use as its functionality is simpler then GroupWise.


Novell GroupWise is not environment friendly. File of one system cannot be accessed on other system but Ms Outlook is completely user and environment friendly and allows you to easily access the data from system to another.

GroupWise have above some disadvantages those leads its migration to Ms Outlook. Novell GroupWise and Ms Outlook have different file formats so migration is also a complicated task but GroupWise to Outlook converter can accomplish this task quickly and without any effort. This software quickly scans the complete GroupWise mailboxes and not even allows you to migrate single or multiple or entire data items from GroupWise to Outlook format but also recover the accidentally deleted items from GroupWise mailbox.

Increase the storage capacity of Outlook Data Files (.pst) from Outlook Using PST Upgrade Tool

Each Outlook version has predefined file storage capacity and according to this limit, Outlook allows a user to store data into PST or OST file.

In Outlook 2002 and earlier versions ANSI file encoding format was used which allowed a user to store 2 GB data in PST file and this limit was improved in 2003 and 2007 edition for UNICODE files and user could store 20 GB store data to PST file. In 2010 and later on versions PST file has 50 GB storage capacity to store data in UNICODE file format.

If you are willing to extend storage capacity of your Outlook data file then this blog will surely be a troubleshooter for you.

Increase Storage Capacity

Even though storage capacity is predefined for each Outlook version and you cannot change it but you can increase your Outlook data file’s storage capacity.

PST Upgrade Tool provides a marvelous platform to enhance your data file’s storage capacity. By using following procedure you can easily increase storage capacity of your Outlook data files:

Step1.  To increase your PST file storage capacity download and install PST Upgrade Tool.

After installing this software you will get a wizard shown in this figure. Click on Add button access the PST files in this software to increase that’s storage capacity. PST Upgrade Tool allows you to add multiple PST file at a same time in this wizard. After add PST file (s) click on Next button to proceed the next step.


After click on Next button a new wizard will pop-up from where you can remove duplicate data entries from your PST files. Through this wizard PST Upgrade Tool allows you to convert data from ANSI to UNICODE or vice-versa. By click on ANSI to UNICODE option, you can increase your PST file’s storage capacity. Mention a target folder and location to store the resultant PST file and Press Next


Step3.  After pressing Next button, it start processing and with in short time span message of ‘process completed successfully’ will be shown on the screen.


This message will indicate successfully completion of task and you can access your resultant PST file from Outlook’s file menu.

This software is designed with robust algorithm that large size of file does not affect its performance and it provides an instant solution for your query. This software supports all versions of Ms Outlook and smoothly run over WIN10 and other widows platforms.


Through this blog we let you to know about a tool to increase storage capacity of PST file, regardless to the file size. It’s an excellent application but before buy this or any other similar application program we suggest you to use the trial version first and test the performance of that software. Read More..

Convert Lotus Notes to Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 Email Data Using NSF to PST Converter

Lotus Notes along with Dominos Server is prominent application for its emailing services but simplicity and flexibility of Ms Outlook are inviting you then this blog will support you to accept the invitation and will guide you to convert email data from Lotus Notes to Outlook.

Lotus Notes to Outlook conversion

Lotus Notes uses NSF file format and Outlook maintains the data in PST file format, since both Lotus Notes and Ms Outlook have distinct file formats, therefore Louts Notes to Outlook conversion is not so easy to do, and hence you must need a conversion tool for this task.

NSF to PST converter

Even though Export Notes to Outlook can be done manually because it is time consuming and lengthy process with tones of risks to lose data at any level of migration, so you can use NSF to PST converter for such migration.

NSF to PST converter is tool to enhance the migration functionalities and allow you to quickly migrate NSF file to Outlook PST file format. By using following simple procedure you can easily export Notes to Outlook 2016 or any earlier version of it’s:

Step1. Download and Install NSF to PST converter

Make sure that you have installed Louts notes and Ms Outlook on same system to convert Lotus notes data to PST format then download and install Lotus Notes to Outlook converter.

Step2.  Launch and migrate Lotus notes files

Open NSF to PST converter tool and by click on Add file (s) tab, access single or multiple files from your Lotus Notes.

Select the file/(s) and press OK.

This software will show you selected file in 3-pane mode, from where you can select the file folders to migrate. Click on Save item from ribbon bar to

To save into PST file format. And press Next.

Select folder items from pop-upped wizard and fill the required entries and press Next.


Step3.  Migrate to PST file

After click on Next, a new wizard will pop up to migrate Lotus Notes to Outlook format and will ask you the target folder path to save PST file. It allows you to create new PST file to store converted Lotus notes data and also provide a features to encrypt your PST file from unauthorized access and split option to break & store large NSF data file to Multiple PST file.

Press Next. This software quickly convert your complete or selective Lotus notes files to Outlook in very short span of time without any data loss and error.


NSF to PST converter is the third party external tool which provides simple and expeditious migration of Lotus Notes to Outlook. It supports all versions of Ms Outlook and Lotus Notes. Before buy NSF to PST converter we suggest you to choose the trial edition of it and check feasibility and performance of this software. Demo version is completely free of cost and contains all the features of this software and allows you migrate first 25 items from each folder to Ms Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 and all earlier versions.

Open Discussion: Steps to Recover an Exchange Database after Dirty Shutdown

Recover & Repair Exchange Database from Dirty Shutdown

Exchange Server Database is the base of Microsoft client-server architecture and plays a vital role of hub and essentially required for Microsoft email-client platform. Damage or corruption Exchange database is quite complicated task but it may happen and when it does so you must have to recovery it immediately. This blog has written-up to describe you, the recovery of such damaged Exchange database.

Log files and its vital role in Exchange Database

Log files are similar to the bank passbook which contains all the activities performed on Exchange Database. Log files are essential part for Exchange Server and manage & maintain records of all the modification done on Exchange Server Database. These files play a vital role for Exchange Server database’s smooth working and whenever a new entry is come to store in Exchange Database it will register in log files first then bring forward to store in database.

Exchange Database Administrator is liable for proper maintenance of Log file and he must take periodic backup of Log files and cannot delete it permanently from Exchange server. Log files does have certain file size and whenever a log fill reaches to its limit then Exchange Database Administrator need to create a new log file to store the activities of Exchange server database. Log files are the asset of Exchange server database and need to restore from an older version.

What is Dirty Shutdown?

In layman’s words when CPU is busy to execute a process and at the same time user forcefully shut down the program by pressing CTRL+ALT+ DEL or from task manager it will lead dirty shutdown state. Dirty shutdown stage is always being the reason of damage or corrupt Exchange Database.

Log file and Clean &Dirty shutdown state

Technically Log files play a lead role in shut down states. By check Log file status Exchange Administrator can find out the proper or dirty shutdown state. On restart the Exchange server database if you find log files detached with database file then it is due to clear shutdown state but when you find log files attached with database file after restart the system then it will be the clear indication of dirty shutdown state and now you have to detach the log file from database first by replaying available log files and then proceeds to other task.

Affects of Dirty shutdown error

In affect of dirty shutdown state Exchange database files leads to damage or corrupt and become inaccessible for the user.

Recover dirty shutdown error

By execute Eseutil/k you cannot resolve the dirty shutdown error and you may get following messages:

  • Error: database was not shutdown properly
  • Operation terminated with Error-550
  • Exchange is unable to mount the database that you specified

Initially verify that whether Exchange server is in clean shutdown state or in dirty shutdown state. To check this status run the following command from Command Prompt.

Eseutil /mh “Path of the database”

You will get result on screen and if database shows as “Clean Shutdown”, then database is consistent and log files are detached from it. If database states “Dirty Shutdown”, then it means database is still attached to the log file and is inconsistent.

Now you can follow these methods to resolve Dirty shutdown state:

Solution1. If Database is consistent with Clean Log files
If the log files are in clean state, a soft recovery can resolve the error. In soft recovery, after an unexpected stop of the database, transaction logs are replayed to re-mount the database. Run the following utility for soft recovery database
And then, run following command for soft recovery
eseutil /r enn /L[path to log files] /s[path to checkpoint file] /d[path to database file] /i

Solution2. If Log files are not in clean state or are unavailable

If log files cannot be accessed, then hard database recovery must be performed. In this recovery, the transaction log files are replayed by restoring the database from online backup. If a valid and recent database backup is available, EDB, LOG and STM files can be restored from it. Once the process completes, automatically, a file called ‘restore.env’ will be created in a temporary folder by the name ‘C:\Temp’.
Here is the syntax for hard recovery: Eseutil /cc “Path of the restore.env containing folder”. Once the entire procedure completes, the temporary folder that contained restore.env will be empty.

3. If a valid backup isn’t available
If none of the above methods is possible, then use ESEUtil as follows: eseutil /p
And click ‘OK’ to start process. When the process ended, run eseutil with \mh switch to check database consistency again. This time, the shutdown should be clean. Defragmentation of the database now should resolve the error.

Offline Defragmentation

As a last step, database defragmentation is done to arrange the database on the server and unused pages are removed to reduce disk space. A new, compact database is created that is free of old data and unused pages. The syntax used is:eseutil /d Database_Name

Proposed Solution

If you willing to use a method other than ESEUtil or simple process to recover exchange database from dirty shutdown state then use Voimakas Exchange EDB Recovery software It repairs severely damaged EDB file and extracts all data item from it. This proficient application is compatible with MS Exchange 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000.

How to Find Scanpst.exe (Inbox Repair Tool) in Outlook to Repair PST File

This blog precise the exhaustive concept and procedure of inbox repair tool (ScanPST.exe), find it in MS Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 etc. and repair corrupt PST file.

Inbox repair tool and scanpst.exe both is the same and inbuilt tool of Ms Outlook that automatically gets installed with installation of Ms Outlook as a client system. The key feature of Inbox Repair tool (scanpst.exe) is to diagnose the files at client system and repair them from corruption or damage. As per the name ScanPST.exe not only diagnoses the PST files but also recover OST files too. On user’s command Inbox repair tool diagnose the PST or OST file and examine the file structure in initial stage and then precedes the recovery process. Continue Reading

How to Recover Deleted Mailboxes Item in Exchange 2016, 2013, 2010 & 2007?

Exchange server allows client users to access and make changes in data files from client end but sometime it may happen that unintentionally you have removed your mailbox from exchange server. It creates a drastic situation that you have lost your important emails by this act. So this blog will helps you to recover the deleted mailbox from Exchange server. Continue Reading

How to Repair Corrupt Exchange OST File?

OST file is the Offline storage Table of. Whenever a user client user is not connected to the Exchange server, OST file allows him to work offline at client system. Whenever you initially configure or recreate the program to connect to an email account, the Microsoft Outlook application automatically creates an OST file. This OST file stores a copy of your mailbox and lets you to access your mail even when you are not connected to the server and when connection is reestablished with the server this OST file automatically synchronized with related data at server end. OST fill cannot be damaged in ordinary situation even damage or corrupt exchange server does not affect the OST file. Continue Reading

How to Transfer Apple Mac Mail to Outlook PST File?

In today’s era Outlook’s popularity is much higher than other email-client software because of organized, safe and secure way to access and manage data and it is widely used by both individuals and businesses. Sometime users of other Email client platforms want to switch their platform to Outlook or need to access their data on Ms Outlook, so here this blog will describe the complete process to transfer the Apple Mac Mail to Outlook PST file. Continue Reading

Fix Outlook Error Cannot open your default email folders or items when offline

Fix the Outlook error “Cannot Open Your Default Email Folder or Items When Offline”

While working on Ms Outlook in offline mode message appears on the screen is “Cannot open particular outlook item when offline”, it means the OST file is corrupted or damaged. It makes Outlook file inaccessible because when the Ms Outlook application disconnects from the Ms Exchange Server then the offline Storage Table (OST) allows you to sustain the work in Ms Outlook. You can make changes offline and once the connection is reestablished offline alternations will be automatically synchronized with the mailbox on exchange server. OST  file is duplicate copy of your mailbox which stores on hard drive of your computer. In case Exchange server gets damaged then it will not affect the OST file on hard drive. But sometime you cannot work offline and the massage on screen “Cannot open particular Outlook item when offline” deny to access the file. This is because of OST file corruption. It is similar to damage in other computers.

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