Daryl Morse commented on Dec 19, 2012

Re: Migrating/upgrading IBM Lotus Notes clients from either Linux or Microsoft Windows to Lotus Notes 8.0.x for Windows

I noticed this article is almost 4 years old and it was written for 8.0.x. Is it current for 8.5.3? I searched using google and found a lot of similar articles, but there are a lot variations. On my system, there is no file called headlines.nsf, but there is a file called headline.nsf. Is there an typo in the article or did the file name change? Same for desktop6.ndk. On my system, there is a file called desktop8.ndk. The only file with a .id extension is called user.id. Is that the correct id file? Another article said to copy the workspace folder (with a few exceptions). Another user asked that question, but it was not answered. Should I move the notes.ini file or not? I can't help but wonder why doesn't Lotus have an export function. I've never seen a more convoluted and complicated application than lotus notes.

Norm Van Bergen commented on Feb 3, 2010

Migrating/upgrading IBM Lotus Notes clients from either Linux or Microsoft Windows to Lotus Notes 8.0.x for Windows

On advice of an IBM support engineer (mkhazen@us.ibm.com), we were advised NOT to move the notes.ini file as per the following:

"Thanks for the question. Yes he is correct you should not move the notes.ini unless if you move the commands that can be used from one PC to another PC (ie such as the first 4 files is ok to move) but there is many requirements to check on when moving a notes.ini making sure it is the exact same install and installed on the same folders and location. And in a notes.ini they are also personal lines that only apply to the hardware and graphics and considering that all install has the same path. But other then this it is NOT recommended to move the notes.ini even from a windows to a windows because it contains many lines specific to the machine hardware that needs to be deleted. So it would just be easier or faster to use a new notes.ini and more efficient."

I find the information in this regard a bit confusing - can someone clarify?

Michael Kobrowski commented on Dec 2, 2009

Migrating/upgrading IBM Lotus Notes clients from either Linux or Microsoft Windows to Lotus Notes 8.0.x for Windows

Yeah, what about that one? Is that just temp file stuff? Like a bad outgrowth of the old cache.ndk?

Sometimes a lighter client is a smarter client...

Oliver Regelmann commented on May 8, 2009

Expeditor data?

What about the workspace folder that contains the Expeditor config like Widgets or Sametime Connect?