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Compacting Regaining Memory After Deleting On Lotus

OK, you are working on Lotus Notes and your email memory is completely full. That is, if you don't start deleting emails you won't be able to save sent mail, store new appointments, etc.  You delete enough email so that you are that you are now below the maximum mb / gb threshold (learn to tell how many more emails you need to delete here) but you still can't save anything.

This post will teach you how to compact and regain memory after deleting on Lotus Notes.  If you don't have the rights to do this assigned to you by your IT department you won't be able to do this.  That said, these steps will show you what to do and, in addition, help you determine if you have rights to file compacting or not.

Step 1
Click on FILE in the top left corner of Lotus Notes. The drop down menu will then be visible
Step 2
In the drop down menu, put your cursor over the word DATABASE. To the right a menu will appear.
Step 3
Click on the word PROPERTIES on this menu
Step 4
A “Database” window will pop up. You’ll see a row of little tabs. Click on the lower case “i”tab
Step 5
Just under the “i” tab, you’ll see“Disk space” . Just under “Disk Space” you’ll see “Documents” Do you see it?
Step 6
Next to “Documents” you’ll see a “Compact”button. Click that button. If your button is not visible or if it is and cannot be clicked then you need to contact your IT help desk. As mentioned above, you might not be allowed to compact your own mail depending on your IT department's computer policies.

I hope that helped you with Compacting Regaining Memory After Deleting On Lotus

Here's post that is directly related to this article. You should read it before you are all set to leave on vacation. It explains why you might not be able to turn on your vacation message on Lotus Notes (click here).  Don 't wait until you are ready to escape the office and find out you can't because Lotus isn't setting your away message up. You can fix it yourself no problem.

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