Lotus Notes is an integrated desktop client option for accessing business e-mail, calendars and applications on [an] IBM Lotus Domino server. The Notes client is mainly used as an email client in large organizations, so some of us have to work with it. I, personally don’t like it because it is not user friendly (see Lotus Hall of Shame) and it tends to crash a lot.

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When your Lotus Notes client crashes you normally have to reboot your PC which is very annoying. Causing Lotus Notes to crash is very easy, follow the following steps (it happens on version 6, don’t know about the other versions):

  1. Copy some text from Internet Explorer.
  2. Open a new memo in Lotus Notes and paste the text into it.
  3. Boom, our work is done…

What shall be done now? Can we avoid rebooting our PC? The answer is YES!

Thanks to a little program called KillNotes (download it here),  which allows you to clean up the Windows processes that hang around when your Lotus Notes client crashes, you can start Lotus Notes again without restarting your PC. A dialog box will show you how many processes were cleaned up. Click on OK and restart your Lotus Notes client…

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5 Responses to “What to do When Lotus Notes Crashes”

  1. Jer24

    Said on March 30, 2008 :

    I wish my IT dudes would know that… ill show it to them

  2. shaharyr

    Said on March 30, 2008 :

    Or you can propose them another email client…

  3. ken

    Said on June 16, 2008 :

    Thanks, that works. Saves a lot of time not having to reboot.

  4. manish

    Said on November 27, 2008 :

    thats really wonderfull killnotes.exe worked my way.


  5. Ketan Rawal

    Said on October 11, 2011 :

    Thanks a bunch Shahar. Saves a lot of time as I usually have like 20 tasks lined up on my pc and having to kill all of them & restart was a pain. You’re a life saver!

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