I want to create a new 2006 local Lotus Notes database (.NSF), using the 2005 one as a template. Instead of using File -> Database -> New Copy, I accidentally used File -> Replication -> Settings -> [tick]Remove documents not modified in the last  days.
I then proceeded to replicate the Lotus Notes database, thinking I could replicate the existing database with the same template without the documents. Unfortunately, the process took very long (1GB .NSF file), and I hit the Escape button. All of my archived email was deleted! However, my .NSF file was still the same file size (1 GB).
I know that the email is not actually deleted, and is still residing in the .NSF file, as the file size did not change. How do I recover/undelete my email from that .NSF file?
Unfortunately, the email probably really is deleted. Lotus Notes retains white space in a file, in case it needs that space later. So, the fact that the file is the same size does not mean the documents are there. I would consider this a nudge to start making backups every night!
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