Saturday, 18 February 2012

More on Lotus Notes 8.5.3 on the Mac - Pruning Preferences to Recover Crashes

Having twice managed to break my Notes installation by "fickering" around with the preferences - now one could say that this shouldn't cause the client to fail to start but …. ;-(

I *think* I created the problem by incorrectly setting the URL for the Activities client to: -

rather than: -

but I may be wrong :-)

Last time around, I managed to recover the client by clearing down the Workspace folder ( /Users/david_hay/Library/Application Support/Lotus Notes Data/Expeditor ), as per this blog post.

This time, I found a more quick and simple solution - I merely cleared down this folder: -

/Users/david_hay/Library/Application Support/Lotus Notes Data/Expeditor/Applications/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.runtime/.settings

I'm still not 100% convinced that a configuration change should "break" the client quite so seriously but ….


Mat Newman said...

CeThanks Dave. I've been asking for someone at IBM to tell us EXACTLY what is in the /workspace folder, there's nothing more frustrating than moving from 'basic' where you know what does what to the 'standard' client where no-one seems to know what the content does. I know there's a wiki with *some* details, but it would be *great* to have a comprehensive descriptive list.

Thanks for filling in the blanks mate.

Dave Hay said...

@Mat - no worries, perhaps we can compile a list collaboratively :-)