What is NSF File?

Overview – What is Lotus Notes NSF File Extension?

NSF stands for notes storage facility. It is associated with ibm lotus notes and ibm domino server. It is a special type of format used by lotus notes for databases. All the database files are saved in .nsf file extension. Nsf files can be used effortlessly in offline mode as they save all the information like emails, contacts, tasks etc in a notes format at the desktop. NSF file is also referred as Object Store.If the client makes changes to the database, Domino includes the facilities to synchronize the changes back to the master database. NSF files can also be used for the process of data replication.

Different encryption ways of .nsf file extension

Mail encryption

Field encryption

Database encryption

Document encryption

Category of Application

  • As the Lotus Notes NSF files stores the emails data. Therefore it is considered as Database files

Application Software

The NSF files can only be opened up with the Lotus Notes Application



File Signature:-

On Disk Signatures is uesd by the Lotus notes NSF file to manage the start and size of data strcutures


The Developement andUpdation of Lotus Notes Application is managed by the IBM Corporation.

Location of NSF Files

C »program files » IBM » domino » data » mail » names.nsf

C » program files »IBM » Notes » Data »ids

C » progarm files »IBM » Notes » data » Archieve.nsf

C » program files » IBM » Domino » data » mail » username.nsf