How to Recover NTF File?

NFS is expansion of Lotus Notes Template; it is database file of IBM Lotus Notes application. NTF database file store data in the form of ‘Notes’ with unique ID. Each and every Note store emails, attachments, calendar items, contacts and other OLE objects of Lotus Notes software. Unfortunately, complete NTF file may get delete or go missing from Windows hard drive due to various reasons and make corporate employers or normal users annoy about their business / official / general collaborations.

In few situations, Lotus Notes users might select NTF file while shift deleting unnecessary files on Windows system and experience complete removal of NTF file. Even formatting Windows hard drive or re-installing Windows operating system without backing up NTF file can erase corresponding Lotus Notes database file. Including these incidents, some other factors for loss or removal of NTF file are:

  • Severe virus, spyware, Trojan horse or malware attack on Windows system might infect data stored in it including NTF file
  • Lotus Notes app crash due to logical errors, abrupt termination while working on Lotus Notes tool and other wrong operation might results in loss of respective NTF file
  • Hard drive inaccessibility due to file system corruption can make it data inaccessible along with NTF file stored in it

Sometimes deletion or missing of Lotus Notes NTF file may create complication in working environment with specified group or team. This kind of data loss scenarios can really depress Lotus Notes users. Well, don’t bother, your worry ends here!! You can employ reliable file recovery software to overcome the issue and restore NTF file effectively.

NTF file recovery tool:

Yodot File Recovery is one of the premium file retrieval software that can be used to recover NTF files on Windows computer. This tool can execute deep scanning of Windows hard drive to find out deleted or missing NTF files. While recovering NTF database file, this tool can automatically restore emails, attachments, contacts, calendar items, metadata, Java Applets, OLE objects and other attributes of respective NTF file of Lotus Notes. Along with NTF file, you can also rescue deleted OST file, PST file, XPS file, CHM file, XLSB file, Adobe file, DCI file and lot more approximately 300 file formats. One can install this tool on laptops or desktops running with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, 2003 and 2008 operating systems. Even, this tool can extract deleted or missing files from external hard drives, pen drives, memory cards, Memory Sticks and other storage devices.

Simple procedure to get back NTF files on Mac machine:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery utility on Windows system by logging in as local system administrator
  • Run installed application with the help of shortcut icon available on desktop
  • From main screen of software, select “Deleted File Recovery” or “Lost File Recovery” option to restore erased or lost NTF file
  • Later, select the Windows partition or drive from where NTF file recovery process has to be carried out
  • This triggers scanning of drive has selected, once scanning process get complete you will find recovered NTF file and other file if any
  • Mark NTF file that you need to restore back and click on “Next” button
  • At last, browse for desired destination location to save retrieved NTF file on Windows computer. However, do not store on same Windows partition from where you have recovered it to avoid data overwriting


  • Check files and folders thoroughly before shift deleting them
  • Backup NTF file prior to Windows system formatting
  • Maintain required power backup to avoid abrupt PC shutdown

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