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Recovering Quickly After A Notes Client Crash

Frequently after a Notes client crash, you are unable to start Notes again.
Often you are given an error message saying something about the desktop being
locked. To get around this problem without resetting the machine, try this
handy trick passed on to me by a Lotus Tech Support analyst.

Search the drive for a file called ~NOTES.LCK and delete it. I seemed to always
find the file in my c:\notes\data folder, but that may not always be the case.

This was first published in November 2000

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