NS4 File Extension

NS4 file icon
Lotus Notes 4 Database
  • Developer
    IBM
  • Popularity
    4 (3 votes)

What is NS4 file?

Full format name of files that use NS4 extension is Lotus Notes 4 Database. Lotus Notes 4 Database specification was created by IBM. NS4 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. NS4 file belongs to the Database Files category just like 341 other filename extensions listed in our database. Lotus Domino supports NS4 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Lotus Domino software was developed by IBM, and on its official website you may find more information about NS4 files or the Lotus Domino software program.

Programs which support NS4 file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open NS4 files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with NS4 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support NS4 file

How to open file with NS4 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening NS4 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with NS4 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with NS4 files.

Step 1. Install Lotus Domino software

Problems with opening and working with NS4 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with NS4 files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Lotus Domino or different compatible program, such as Lotus Notes. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Lotus Domino installed is by going to developer’s website (IBM) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Lotus Domino

You still cannot access NS4 files although Lotus Domino is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Lotus Domino cannot handle files with NS4 may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Lotus Domino should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Lotus Notes 4 Database files with Lotus Domino

If you have the latest version of Lotus Domino installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage NS4 on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the NS4 file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Lotus Domino is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open NS4 files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the NS4 file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with NS4 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the NS4 for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the NS4 file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the NS4 file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the NS4 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the NS4 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with NS4 extension is complete and error-free

If the NS4 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the NS4 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Lotus Notes 4 Database file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Lotus Domino

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with NS4 extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Lotus Notes 4 Database files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle NS4 files.

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