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Monday, 25 August 2014

How To Fix Lotus Notes Error "Unable to initialize VSE Engine"


Error messages can be the nuisance for most IBM Lotus Notes admins'. These are not only frustrations for Lotus Notes users and admins but they are also calls to action to resolve the issues with a Notes client. One of the main reasons for the generation of error messages is the corruption in Lotus Notes database. Another possible reason besides corruption could be the internal settings. In such circumstances, users try different inbuilt utilities like Compact updates, nfixup etc. to get rid of the error messages. Despite of using these inbuilt utilities, there may be some exceptions which can lead to inadequate consequences. In this article, I will discuss particularly about one of the most common Lotus Notes errors

“Unable to Initialize VSE Engine”

To demonstrate the above error message issue, let us take an example: When you try to open the mail in Lotus notes, an error message given below gets displayed on every attempt of opening the mail:

As long as this error message appears on the screen, for that much time, you will not be able to open the Lotus Notes mail and hence, you will not be able to access the data stored in NSF file.

Cause of the error

This error occurs when a crashed file is present on Lotus notes database, which will add some duplicate files of Notes.ini in the same folder and due to this, you will be now be able to access the lotus notes database.

Resolution to Fix the Error

Follow the steps given below to access the corrupt notes database and to fix the above error message:

1.  Search notes.ini file and open it with a text editor. This file is usually stored at C:\Notes. There might be several similar files in the same folder but choose the file having biggest size.

2. After performing the step 1, search NCMenu & NCExtMgr files and delete them from your system.

3. After deleting the above two files, save the Notes.ini file and then start Lotus Notes.

But in case, the problem does not get resolved, after performing the above 3 steps, then you should take help of any professional Lotus Notes Recovery Tool.

There are several professional third party Lotus Notes Recovery tools are available which you can make use of to recover your lotus notes mails, contacts, attachments, tasks etc. easily without facing any problem. One such software is Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery software that performs proficient NSF file recovery to restore every bit of information form the damaged or corrupt lotus notes file.

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