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Restoring a corrupt Lotus Notes certlog.nsf file

SearchDomino.com expert Chuck Connell explains your options if you can't restore a corrupted certlog.nsf file using the fixup command.

If the certlog.nsf gets corrupted, and it cannot be repaired using the fixup command, what should I do?

Restore it from backup, of course! If you don't have a backup, start doing them every night, starting tonight. (Sorry for the lecture, but it is amazing how many people do not perform good backups.) For this file, sometimes it works to try File -> Database -> New Copy.

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This was last published in August 2006

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Inbuilt utilities like fixup are not capable to work in the case of severe corruption, and moreover, if you don't have backup, then you are left with no other option to use any third party repair utility to repair your severely corrupt NSF file. Tools like Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery, have powerful scanning algorithm which can repair any severely corrupt lotus notes files and restores completely inaccessible mailboxes.
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