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Names.nsf being corrupted

I am using Domino R5.0.8. I am accessing its names.nsf through Notes.jar. But after I run the application four or five times, I get this error: "NSFDbOpen: File 'C:LotusDominoDatanames.nsf' is CORRUPT - Now Read-Only!"

Currently I just restart the server and my application works. But what's the reason for this message? And how can I resolve it?

Hmmm. It sounds like your Java code may be corrupting names.nsf. Are you failing to close it properly when you are done? Are you accessing it "directly" (bypassing the Domino server) via a shared directory? You should never do this, because the Domino server is also accessing it at the same time, and you will corrupt it.

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You can try Lotus Notes inbuilt utilities like Fixup - f, Updall-R and Compact -i-c-d-K to repair your corrupt Names.nsf file. If these utilities does not repair the file, then you can try any third party NSF file recovery tools like Stellar Lotus Notes Recovery tool to repair any severely corrupt NSF file. This tool efficiently scan the corrupt NSF file to recover every piece of valuable user information, including emails, journals, contacts, calendar entries, notes, etc.
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