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Cannot Access Existing Mail Archive

I'm a regular user on our Lotus Domino system--not sure what version. My client is LN 7. My mail box corrupted and I was issued a new ID file--I still have the old ID file.

Using the new ID file, I cannot access the email archive, which is local to my PC--not on a file share. If I File...Database...Open, and select the archive file (NSF), I receive "Your ID failed authentication check. Access is denied".

Incidentally, using the old ID file, I can still acces the ID file, but I cannot talk to the Domino server (obviously).

How can I re-enable my access to my archive file?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Sjef Bosman

Open your archive using your old ID, open the Database Properties, click on Encryption Settings, then select Do not locally encrypt this database. Click OK. Then Compact the database.

Next, open the ACL of the database, and check that Enforce consistent ACL isn't checked. If it is, just leave it, but it might make things more difficult.

Then, switch to your new ID, and open the archive again. It should now be possible.

Okay, I try that Monday. But I don't think the database is encrypted. I'll check the ACL settings.

One thing I tried late yesterday was to copy the database to a new one and I set it to not copy the ACL settings. I'll let you know what works.

      Hi there stork,,,,

In this cacse I would do it the stone ages way simply by copying the emails not the database . Or you can ask the help of an administrator so he can copy the arvhive file to the Domino server open it using the Domino administration  and copy all the emails then paste them in folder located at your inbox then create a new archive file and paste all the emails in them .

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Sorry, but I cannot test this today as my email account was deleted from the system. Once that gets fixed, I'll try the above.

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