Notes 5 suddenly won't run
Posted on 2003-02-26
I have installed Notes R5 (client)from a purchased CD and also Domino Designer via a download from IBM. I've still got Notes 4.6.1 on the computer in a separate directory. I'm new to R5 and was working on it last night to create pages that look more like the R4 I'm used to. In closing a page or a database (sorry it happened quickly!), I got some message about "the page is already open" or similar. The program then quit, and since then trying to load either Notes or Domino Designer fails. It starts to load OK but then brings the error messagebox "File does not exist", and it then quits. R4.6.1 still runs OK.
Can anyone suggest why, and how to remedy? I've looked in my trashcan to see if I've accidentally deleted something but there's nothing there that was deleted yesterday.
If I need to uninstall R5 then reinstall, I'd like to retain the desktop that I'd spent some time arranging. Is it just a matter of saving the desktop.dsk file before doing this and copying it back afterwards? I seem to have 2 such files, one called desktop.dsk and another desktop5.dsk - which one (or both)? I keep my database files in a separate directory. That directory also has these 2 file names in it, although the file sizes are different to those on the c:\lotus\notes\ directory.