File Does not exist on a lotus notes install

Posted on 2005-04-11
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
I have just setup a new sever 2003 with citrix R3 I'v install lotus notes 6.5 Using the Citrix intall method.
The program will runn fine but I always get a     "File does not exist: C:\documents and setting\USER NAME\lotus\notes\data\notes.ini"    Once you click ok on the error everything works fine. This is how I install Lotus

Installation of Lotus Notes 6 .5.1 on CItrix MetFrame XP 1.0 FR3

1.login to server console as Administrator.
2.From Add/Remove Programs click Add New Programs.
3.Click CD or Floppy.
4.Click Next.
5.Click Browse and Navigate to the location setup.exe on CD or file share.
6.Click Next.
7.Select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.
8.Enter the user name etc....
9.Select to install this application Only for me ( Single User Install) and click Next.
10.Accept the default Installation folder destination for both Program and data files. (C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes and C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\Data)
11.On the Feature Install window, deselect, Client Help, Modem Files, Client Single Logon Feature, Domino Enterprise Cennectio Services. Click Next.
12.Click Install.
13.Click Finish once complete.
14.Delete the Help folder from C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\Data
15.Under "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User" create the following sub directory structure "Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data".
15.Move the contents of "C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\Data" to "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data".
16.Modify the "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\notes.ini" file to reflect the following

17.Delete all other notes.ini instances if any is there.
18.Modify all Lotus Notes 6.5 shortcuts so that the Target reads like "C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\notes.exe" "%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\notes.ini" and the Start in like "%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\"
19.If this is a fresh server installation you can customize the default user profile by adding a new user environment variable "Path"="%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\" and leave Lotus Notes 6.5 shortcuts unchanged.
20.Finally edit the file "C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\KeyView.ini" and modify the entry "Home=C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\". This will tell notes where to find the programs to launch attachments.

Question by:prodier
  • 3
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

qwaletee earned 1000 total points
ID: 13755775
You forgot an equal sign.  Not:
    "C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\notes.exe" "%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\notes.ini"
    "C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\notes.exe" ="%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\notes.ini"

The = tells notes.exe taht what follows is a path to a notes.ini.  Otherwise, it thinks the parameter is a file it should open (i.e., a Notes database).

BTW, if you do a multi-user install, I believe it does many of the steps 9-15 for you.  But I haven;t tried it with Citrix.

Author Comment

ID: 13757238
Thank I tryed your answer but I get the error " The name "c:\Program Files\lotus\notes\notes.exe"="specified in the target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct. "  I know the notes.ini file is in this path
Do you have a space between the " on the left I tryed both with or not.

Author Comment

ID: 13757315
Problem fixed I moved the = to the rigth side of ""=
 "C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\notes.exe" "=%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\notes.ini"
This works thanks qwaletee for setting me on the right path

Author Comment

ID: 13793231
Sorry, I made a mistake and reported that this question wasn't asked by me, but it was, sorry for the trouble.

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For users on the Lotus Notes 8 Standard client, this article provides information on checking the Java Heap size and adjusting it to half of your system RAM in attempt to get the Lotus Notes 8.x Standard client to run faster.  I've had to exercise t…
Sometimes clients can lose connectivity with the Lotus Notes Domino Server, but there's not always an obvious answer as to why it happens.   Read this article to follow one of the first experiences I had with Lotus Notes on a client's machine, my…
Loops Section Overview
With just a little bit of  SQL and VBA, many doors open to cool things like synchronize a list box to display data relevant to other information on a form.  If you have never written code or looked at an SQL statement before, no problem! ...  give i…
Suggested Courses

850 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question