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NTF File Extension

Lotus Note Template
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What is NTF file?

Full format name of files that use NTF extension is Lotus Note Template. IBM defined the Lotus Note Template format standard. NTF file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. NTF file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1326 other filename extensions listed in our database. Lotus Notes is by far the most used program for working with NTF files.

Programs which support NTF file extension

Programs that can handle NTF files are as follows. Files with NTF 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 NTF file

How to open file with NTF extension?

Problems with accessing NTF may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with NTF files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Lotus Notes

Install software to open NTF file Problems with opening and working with NTF files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with NTF files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Lotus Notes and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Lotus Notes website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Lotus Notes to the latest version

Update software that support file extension NTFYou still cannot access NTF files although Lotus Notes 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 The reason that Lotus Notes cannot handle files with NTF may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Lotus Notes should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Lotus Notes to NTF files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate NTF files with latest version of Lotus Notes you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with NTF file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the NTF with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Lotus Notes installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open NTF files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with NTF file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected NTF file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Lotus Notes and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with NTF extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the NTF is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper NTF file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check NTF file for viruses
1. The NTF may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the NTF file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the NTF file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic NTF file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the NTF file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Lotus Note Template file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Lotus Notes

If the systems has insufficient resources to open NTF files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 Note Template files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle NTF files.

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