Migrating Notes data to IBM Client Application Access on Windows

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If you use Microsoft Windows, use this procedure if you want to uninstall Notes® and migrate the Notes data to IBM® Client Application Access (ICAA).

About this task

On Microsoft Windows, IBM Notes 8.5.x and ICAA can’t coexist. If you use Notes 8.5.x, you must uninstall it before you install ICAA.

Notes 9.x or later can coexist with ICAA. However, if you no longer want to use Notes, uninstall it and install ICAA as described in this topic to migrate your data.


Use the steps in the following table that correspond to your type of Notes installation: single-user or multi-user.

Table 1. Steps to uninstall Notes and migrate the data to ICAA
You use multi-user Notes on Windows You use single-user Notes on Windows
  1. Back up the Notes data directory.
  2. Uninstall Notes.
  3. Move the contents of the backed up data directory to C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\IBM\Notes\Data.

    Step c is required only for Notes 8.5.x.
  4. Install ICAA.
  1. Back up the Notes data directory.
  2. Uninstall Notes.
  3. Install ICAA by entering the following command from a Windows command prompt:
    setup -s -a /v"REUSE_INI=C:\<Notes_directory>\notes.ini"

    where <Notes_directory> is the directory in which Notes was installed.


Your Notes data is migrated to ICAA.