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EZ Notes Search on Microsoft Windows 10
EZ Notes Search was originally designed to run on Microsoft®  Windows® 7 and Microsoft Windows XP.  It is also supported on the Microsoft Windows 8 versions (with a slightly different user experience).

EZ Notes Search doesn't work properly on Microsoft Windows 10 and is therefore not supported on that platform.

One alternative to consider on Windows 10 is to use the native Notes search facility which can now search both mail and mail archives simultaneously.  Please see this post on the IBM web site for more details.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.



FAQ: How do I rebuild the Windows Search Index
When using EZ Notes Search with Microsoft Windows Search, you can rebuild the index by following these steps:

  1. Open the EZNConnector application by clicking on its icon in the system tray.
  2. Use File -> Exit menu to close the application
  3. Click the Windows Start button and type: Indexing Options
  4. Select the Indexing Options choice under Control Panel
  5. Click the Advanced button
  6. You may be prompted by the User Account Control, Select Yes
  7. Click the Rebuild button and then OK
  8. You should see the EZNConnector application restarted in the system tray.
  9. The amount of time to completely rebuild the index depends on how many files, IBM Notes databases, messages and attachments you have on your system.


EZ Notes Search Supports Searching IBM Notes 9!
We are pleased to announce that EZ Notes Search now supports searching IBM® Notes® 9.0 and IBM Notes 9.0.1.  In addition, we have added official support for Microsoft® Windows® 8.  This support was added in response to very strong interest in the Notes 9 product by both our existing customers and customers who are considering purchasing our product.

EZ Notes Search enables users to search their IBM Notes databases (mail, archives, attachments, contacts, discussion databases, teamrooms, and document libraries) using Microsoft's Windows Search feature.

The search can be initiated from the Start button (on Windows 7), Windows Explorer, or from within Notes itself.  When searching from Windows Explorer our document preview feature works for both Notes documents and attachments (if the associated attachment previewer is installed).

In addition to Notes, EZ Notes Search includes support for searching IBM Connections from Windows Search.

You can learn more about our product offerings on www.notesconnectors.com.

IBM and Notes are registered trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.



Choosing the right version of EZ Notes Search

What is EZ Notes Search?

IBM®  Notes®  users can search their Notes databases (NSF files) using Microsoft®  Windows®  Search through the use of our  EZ Notes Search connector.  Windows Search is very fast and easy to use: click the Start button and just start typing and you will see search results from your email, archives, other NSF files/applications, attachments and your files all at once.

EZ Notes Search has been available for several years now and we have developed different products to meet different customers' needs.  If you would like to see EZ Notes Search in action you can see it on our YouTube video.

Which Product Should I Buy?

One of the most frequent questions we get from customers is this:

  • What version of EZ Notes Search should I buy?  

The table below should help you answer that question based on your usage of IBM Notes and the version of your operating system.  

Your IBM Notes Usage
EZ Notes Search Product
(Clicking the operating system link below will take you to the appropriate product page on our site)
I read my email and archives of my email.  I have local copies (a.k.a replicas) of both my email and archives on my PC.
EZ Notes Search: Mail and Archives
Windows 7 (32 bit)
Windows 7 (64 bit)
In addition to my email and archives I have other applications (a.k.a. databases or NSF files) that I use on my PC.  These other applications could include Contacts/Address Book, Personal Journal, Discussion Databases, TeamRooms or  Document Libraries.
EZ Notes Search: Mail, Archives and Applications
Windows 7 (32 bit)
Windows 7 (64 bit)


My email is kept on a server but I would still like to be able to search it using Microsoft Windows Search.  (Note this version only lets you search your email database on the server). 
EZ Notes Search: Server Mail
Windows 7 (32 bit)
Windows 7 (64 bit)
I am a Notes application developer, an XPages application developer or administrator and want to be able to do a fast search of the design elements across multiple templates at once.
EZ Notes Search: Designer
Windows 7 (64 bit)

How do I find out if I have 32 or 64 bit Windows 7?

The product you choose must be the correct version of EZ Notes Search for your hardware platform.  On Windows 7 you should determine what version of Microsoft Windows you have by performing the following steps:

1. Click the Start Button
2. Put your mouse over the Computer menu item and using the right mouse menu, select Properties
3. In the System section you will see an item called "System Type".  This will tell you if you have a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system.

IBM and Notes are registered trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.



See EZ Notes Search at IBM Connect 2013

If you are attending IBM Connect 2013 (Lotusphere), please stop by our pedestal in the Solutions Showcase (JPG Consulting, Inc - #C38). 

We will be demonstrating EZ Notes Search:
  • Mail, Archives and Applications - users can quickly search their IBM Notes mail, mail archives and other application databases using Microsoft Windows Search
  • Designer - developers and admins can quickly search their IBM XPages (and legacy) ntf files using Microsoft Windows Search
See you soon!

IBM, Notes and Lotusphere are registered trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.





IBM Connect 2013 is just around the corner
IBM Connect 2013 is just around the corner!   The conference will be held in Orlando, FL from January 27-31, 2013.  You can register to attend on IBM's site. 

We will be demonstrating our products again this year (our sixth year) in the exhibition hall.  This year our pedestal is very close to the escalators (C38). 

Please stop by to see our desktop search products for:
  • IBM Notes (mail, archives, attachments, databases, and design elements)
  • IBM Connections
In addition we will be demonstrating our archiving solutions for IBM Domino databases/applications including IBM Quickr.

If you can't attend IBM Connect 2013, you can still see our search products in action here.  All our products are available on http://www.notesconnectors.com.  Please contact us if you would like to have a personalized demonstration of any of our products via a web session.


Searching IBM Connections via Windows Desktop
With EZ Notes Search V2.3 users can search IBM Connections easily from their Microsoft Windows 7 desktop (in addition to their IBM Lotus Notes mail and archive files.)  Users can specify which area(s) of Connections they would like to search:
  • All of Connections
  • Activities
  • Blogs
  • Bookmarks
  • Communities
  • Files
  • Forums
  • Personal Information
  • Profiles
  • Stand-alone content
  • Status Updates
  • Wikis
and can also search more than one Connections server (for example a public server like Lotus Greenhouse and their corporate server).

To start a search, click on the IBM Connections area that you want to search in Windows Explorer (you may be prompted to login to IBM Connections) and enter your query.  In the example below we have a search of the IBM Connections Files for the term: "application archiver for lotus domino" which is in the contents of a file on the Connections server:



Double clicking on the search result will open the found item.

The search query is sent to the Connections server which will query its index of content items and attachment contents.  The search results are returned to the user and displayed in Windows Explorer.

The configuration step is very simple and only needs to be done once:

a. Open the EZNConnector application
b. Select File->New Search Connector... and the following dialog appears:


c. Select the type of Connector and add the server information (here we have added https://greenhouse.lotus.com)
d. You can also change the name of the connector and have the connector automatically added to your Explorer favorites.
d. Select OK and connector is created.

Users can create a connector for each of the areas they are interested in searching.  The IBM Connections server must have basic authentication enabled in order to search the IBM Connections server.

There is a free trial version of EZ Notes Search V2.3 available on http://www.notesconnectors.com

Searching IBM Connections
We are pleased to announce that we have added support for IBM® Connections to our EZ Notes Search product.  EZ Notes Search V2.3 has these new capabilities:
  • Users can now quickly search their files, mail, archives, attachments and Connections using a single interface
  • Mail and archived mail messages now display the To and CC fields in the search results preview window
There is a free trial version available.  This is a client only install.  No additional software or changes need to made on the Connections or Domino servers making it very easy to use this product.   

This functionality complements the IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows which does not offer this search capability.  The IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows are not required to be installed to use the EZ Notes Search capabilities.

Please visit our site where you can download a free trial or purchase licenses: http://www.notesconnectors.com/search-software/

Searching the contents of PDF files on 64-bit Microsoft Windows
Microsoft® Windows® Search uses a component called an iFilter to extract text from files when indexing.  There are iFilters for many file formats available.

In order to use Microsoft Windows Search to search PDF files, you need to have an iFilter for the PDF file format installed on your system.  Adobe® Reader includes an iFilter for 32 bit Microsoft Windows platforms.  For 64-bit systems, you need to install Adobe PDF iFilter which is available here:  http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4025.

Once the iFilter is installed, Windows Search will index the contents of any PDFs found on your hard drive and allow you to search for text found inside of the PDF.  If you also have installed EZ Notes Search from notesconnectors.com you will also be able to search for text found inside of any PDF attachments in your IBM® Lotus® Notes® local mail or archive files.





Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.  IBM, Lotus, and Notes are registered trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation.  Adobe is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.



Domino Designer Search vs. EZ Notes Search: Designer
What's the main difference to the user? Time!

EZ Notes Search can search one or more templates (and all their design elements) as fast as you can type since it relies on the Microsoft Windows search engine. 

Domino Designer Search scans each design element you want to search after you specify which ones you want to search.  If you start the search again, it will rescan each item again.  To speed things up, the user has to spend time deciding how to restrict what will get scanned.

To illustrate the difference we did a test on a Microsoft Windows 7 Hyper-V instance with IBM Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.  Our test template was the Mail85.ntf. We searched for "NamePreference".  Here is the dialog which appears while the search is ongoing:



the search took 85 seconds to complete.  We then searched for "LanguagePreference" and that took 85 seconds to complete as well. (Your performance may vary).

EZ Notes Search: Designer took less than 1 second to perform the search. 

If you want to search more than one template, the times are additive for Domino Designer Search.  So if you have two copies of mail85.ntf and want to search both at once, it would take roughly twice that amount of time.  EZ Notes Search would still take on the order of a 1 second to do the search.

So if you want to quickly find something, please try EZ Notes Search: Designer: http://www.notesconnectors.com/ez-notes-search-designer-30-day-free-trial/




Fast design element navigation in Domino Designer
We are pleased to announce a new product which enables developers to quickly navigate IBM Lotus Notes and Domino template design elements (including, but not limited to, LotusScript, Java, Notes Formula Language and XPages).

The new product, called "EZ Notes Search: Designer", is available now.  There is also a trial version available.

With this tool, developers can index the design elements in one or more templates (or databases) and search them all at once using Microsoft Windows search.  This provides a fast and powerful new way to navigate from one design element to another when using IBM Lotus Domino Designer.  In addition, the developer can preview the content of a design element using the Microsoft Search preview window where a text based rendering of the design element code and properties will be displayed (without the use of IBM Lotus Domino Designer).

The index is continually updated in the background as the developer adds, modifies or deletes design elements.

To use, the developer selects the "Windows Start" button, and starts typing some design element's name or text found within the design element's code and results will instantly be displayed as the user is typing.  The user can then click on one of the search results and that design element's editing window in Domino Designer will be displayed.  



When the search results are displayed, the user can also select the "See more results" button and the Windows Search results window will be displayed.  From this window, the developer can preview individual design elements or see more meta data about the design element (Author, Modification Date, Element type, Location).



System requirements: IBM Lotus Notes (versions 7.0 to 8.5.3).  Microsoft Windows 7 (64 bit).
Optional: IBM Lotus Domino Designer (version 8.5 or later).


Visit http://www.notesconnectors.com for more information about our Search and Archiving products.

Lotus Notes/EZ Notes Search on Windows 8 Release Preview

Introduction
Microsoft has made available the Release Preview version of Windows 8 with its new Metro user interface.  Since the final version of the operating system has not been released yet, IBM Lotus Notes is not supported on this OS.  We would like to support EZ Notes Search on Windows 8 when Lotus Notes is supported, so we did some initial testing to see how the two will work together on the platform.

Installation
The Windows 8 Release Preview software (Evaluation copy, Build 8400) was installed in a new Hyper-V Virtual Machine on a Dell Vostro 64-Bit laptop.  Once that was done, IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3 was installed and configured.  Finally, EZ Notes Search V2.2 (64 Bit) was installed.  No notable problems were encountered installing any of the software. 

Metro User Interface
The new Metro user interface is different from the Windows 7 user interface in a number of areas.  One way to think about the Metro UI is that it is the "Start" Button menu popped up and filling the screen.  There is no "Start" button on the desktop anymore.  From a keyboard you bring up the Metro interface by using the "Windows" key.  The "Start" button also popped up on Windows 7 when you pushed the "Windows" key.  (The Windows key has the Windows logo on it and is usually near the Alt or Ctrl keys).

Search
Users can search Files, Apps and the Control Panel from the Metro user interface.  From the desktop the user can search other content sources like Lotus Notes (if EZ Notes Search is installed) using Windows Explorer.  This can be done by using the "Search Again in" drop down on the Windows Explorer ribbon interface and picking the EZ Notes Search option.  Another way to initiate the search is by opening the "IBM Lotus Notes Content (EZ Notes Search)" Search Connector which is found in the user's "Searches" folder.

 

Behavioral Differences
One of the big differences between Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 from the EZ Notes Search perspective is what content stores are searched by default.   In Windows 7 the search would be done against Files, Applications, the Control Panel and any custom protocol handlers (like EZ Notes Search, MAPI and others) when you clicked the Start Button and typed your search term(s).  Similarly with Windows XP, when you typed in the  query box on the task bar, it would search all the content stores.  With Windows 8 Release Preview if you push the "Windows" key and start typing only the "Apps" are searched.

EZ Notes Search
If you would like to do some experimenting yourself or would like to try EZ Notes Search on Windows XP or Windows 7 (both 32 and 64 bit versions), you can download a trial version here: http://www.notesconnectors.com/ez-notes-search-v2-30-day-free-trial/  You can also see it in action (on Windows 7) on YouTube.  

EZ Notes Search V2.2 is now available
We are pleased to announce the general availability of V2.2 of EZ Notes Search.  EZ Notes Search enables a user to simultaneously search their local Notes mail, archives, contacts and applications as well as the files on their computer using Microsoft Windows Search. 

EZ Notes Search V2.2 includes:
  • Improved search results
  • Improved indexing speed
  • Improvements to the EZNConnector user interface  
in addition to bug fixes for other issues.

A video demonstration of EZ Notes Search is available on YouTube.

You can download a trial version and can purchase EZ Notes Search on NotesConnectors.com

EZ Notes Search Modifiers/Filters
Our EZ Notes Search product enables the user to search their local IBM Lotus Notes databases using Microsoft Windows Search.   

The Advanced Query Syntax is documented in the Windows Search help on your system.  To find the syntax:
  • Windows XP - Click on the magnifying glass in the system tray, then Help and then Advanced Query Syntax
  • Windows 7 - Click on the Start Button, then Help and Support.  In the search box, type: "Advanced Tips for Searching in Windows" and then select the "Advanced Tips for Searching in Windows" topic
  •  Windows 8 - Open File Explorer, then click in the Search box.  A new tab, "Search Tools" appears which gives you access to some filters.  The filters documented below also appear to work.
Windows Search gives you some great features including the ability to provide multiple search filters to narrow down your search.  For example you can search for messages from Tom by using the from filter: from:Tom.  Also you can find emails from last week by typing received:last week or find appointments for today by using startdate:today.  If you want to find a document that's an attachment use isattachment:Yes.  There are other filters available, see the table below.

Of course, the user can simply type in the text they are looking for and Windows Search will look for that text in files on the file system, messages, calendar entries,  in their mail files and mail archives (including the message body), and their attachments (if they have needed filters which often come with the application that produced the file). 

There is a free trial of EZ Notes Search available here.

If you want to also search your contacts, journal notebook, discussion databases, document libraries or team rooms, we have a version which let you do that as well: EZ Notes Search: Mail, Archives and Applications.

The search filtering is done through the use of the Microsoft Windows property definitions.  EZ Notes Search maps Notes document items to the corresponding Windows properties.  This article documents which properties EZ Notes Search provides and an example for how that information might be used to filter search results.  The following table is for the EZ Notes Search: Mail and Archives version of our product.


Windows Property
Example(s)
Description
Note Source Item
System.Subject
subject:Sockets
Subject or title of the mail message, document or attachment
Subject (if empty, puts “no subject”
System.Message.HasAttachments
hasattachment:No
Indicates if this message or document has an attachment
Yes if the document has attachments, No otherwise
System.IsAttachment
isattachment:Yes
Finds documents which are attachments
Yes for attachments, No otherwise
System.Search.Store
store:ezn

Will find only messages, documents and attachments added by EZ Notes Search
Is always the protocol name: EZN for documents we add to the index
System.Startdate
startdate:today
startdate:tomorrow

Finds calendar items that start on a particular day
StartDateTime or EndDateTime
System.EndDate
enddate:tomorrow
Finds calendar items that end on a particular day
EndDateTime
System.ItemNameDisplay
name:party
Finds documents based on the displayed name field
Same as Subject
System.ItemType
type:EZN/Message
Used to find documents by their type
Depending on the Form Item is one of: EZN/Message, EZN/Appointment, EZN/Meeting, EZN/ToDo,
EZN/Attachment
System.Kind
kind:document
Allows you to filter on the kind of document
Depending on the Form item is one of “email”, “calendar” or “task”.  For attachments it is “document”
System.Size
size:small
Allows you to filter based on the size of the document, message, attachment or file
The size of the Note Document
System.DateModified
datemodified:yesterday
This is used to find the most appropriate date to display
Is either “DeliveredDate”, “PostedDate” or the modification date of the note when it was last indexed
System.FromName
from:Dieter
The author of the mail message or calendar item.
From
System.Author
author:Dieter
The author of the mail message or calendar item.
Same as System.From
System.FileName
filename:myattach.txt
The original filename of the attachment.
Only set on Attachments to the original filename.  Extracted from the Rich Text Field which references it.  If not found in a Rich Text field, the $File value is used.
System.ItemPathDisplay
title:welcome
This is the default Title property displayed on Windows XP in the search results window (different from Windows 7)
On Windows XP this is set to the same value as System.Subject
System.ParsingName
parsingname:8888
Can be used to find a note by its ID
Note ID of the document or NoteId#AttNum for Attachments
System.Calendar.Location
location:teleconference
The location of a meeting
Location
System.Message.DateReceived
received:last week
The date a message was delivered to your mail file
DeliveredDate
System.Message.DateSent
sent:earlier this month
The date a message was posted for mailing
PostedDate
System.Message.ToName
to:Tom
The recipient names
SendTo
System.Message.ToAddress
toaddress:company.com
The smtp recipient addresses
InetSendTo
System.Message.CcName
cc:Mary
The cc’ed names
CopyTo
System.Message.CcAddress
ccaddress:company.com
The smtp cc addresses
InetCopyTo


Come visit us at Lotusphere 2012 in the Product Showcase (#535)
We will be returning to the IBM Lotusphere(R) Product Showcase again this year to demonstrate EZ Notes Search (our connector for Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Search) and our new archiving products for IBM(R) Lotus(R) Domino(R) databases and IBM Lotus Quickr(R) using Symantec(TM) Enterprise Vault(TM).

We will be talking about our archiving products just before Lotusphere on a Symantec sponsored webcast: Symantec Enterprise Vault – Building Strategic Partnerships to Complement IBM Lotus Solutions.  We hope you can attend.

IBM, Lotusphere, Lotus, Domino, and Quickr are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Symantec and Enterprise Vault are trademarks of Symantec Corporation.

EZ Notes Search and Notes 8.5.3 Work Well Together
With the release of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3, EZ Notes Search users can now use the Windows Search option inside of Notes to search their local mail, archives, contacts and other databases as well as their local files simultaneously using a simple to use search interface.  Of course, EZ Notes Search users can still use the standard Windows Search user interfaces as well which will also provide you with the ability to preview your Notes documents and attachments.

To use Windows Search in Notes, select Windows Search from the Search drop down menu:


Then enter your query and hit enter and you will get search results from your hard drive as well as from your mail, archives and databases:



Once you find the document, simply double click on the item and it will be opened for you in Notes.

A video demonstration of EZ Notes Search is available on YouTube.

You can download a trial version and can purchase EZ Notes Search on NotesConnectors.com

EZ Notes Search: Server Mail Edition Now Available
With the release of EZ Notes Search V2.1, we have added a new product to our product family which enables IBM Lotus Notes users to search their email using Microsoft Windows Search without the need to have a local replica database. 

EZ Notes Search: Server Mail Edition is ideal for LAN based PCs where you don't want to keep a full text index on the IBM Lotus Domino server. 

The user will get these standard EZ Notes Search features:
  • The ability to search their files and Lotus Notes email simultaneously using the Microsoft Windows Search user interface.  With this interface the user only has to click once and start typing and they will instantly see search results.
  • Search results preview - mail messages and attachments can be previewed from the search results window.  Attachment previewing requires that the appropriate preview software has been installed.
  • Support on Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (requires Windows Desktop Search 4.0) and Microsoft Windows 7 (x86-32 and x86-64 are both supported)
With EZ Notes Search: Server Mail you simply install the product on the client.  There is no additional configuration required.  The product will automatically find the user's email database on the server and start indexing the user's mail and attachments in the background.

This software can be purchased on our online store: http://www.notesconnectors.com/search-server-mail-software/

Of course we still offer our local replica based EZ Notes Search products.  These are available on http://www.notesconnectors.com/.  There is a video demonstration available here.

EZ Notes Search V2.1 Now Available
We are pleased to announce the general availability of V2.1 of EZ Notes Search.  EZ Notes Search enables a user to simultaneously search their local Notes mail, archives, contacts and applications as well as the files on their computer using Microsoft Windows Search. 

EZ Notes Search V2.1 includes:
  • Improved support for Microsoft Windows XP users (search results preview now uses the native previewers if they are installed)
  • Improved indexing speed
in addition to bug fixes.

A video demonstration of EZ Notes Search is available on YouTube.

You can download a trial version and can purchase EZ Notes Search on NotesConnectors.com

Search both Outlook and Notes in one search
We had an interesting use case from a customer.  The customer used both Outlook and Notes to access different mail systems and wanted to be able to search both in one query.  This can be done with EZ Notes Search and Windows Search. 

The customer also wanted to be able to limit their search to either Notes or Outlook for some queries.  They found you can filter your search results through the use of a query filter.  For example, you can add store:EZN or store:MAPI to the query if you want to only search Notes or Outlook, respectively.

Note: Corrected the above on 12/05/2011.  The qualifier is supposed to be "store", not "scope".



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Subject:"Windows Search" - Searching your Notes applications can be this simple
With Windows Search (and EZ Notes Search), you can easily filter your local database searches by Subject and then preview the result.



You can also filter by To:, CC: and others. See this post for more details.

Installing EZ Notes Search From the Command Line
It is possible to install EZ Notes Search using the command line without being prompted during the installation.  To do this you must open the CMD.exe window by using the "Run as administrator" item on the right mouse menu since you must have administrative privileges to install.

The command line for the 64 bit intaller is:

msiexec /i NotesDesktopSearchConnector-x64.msi /qn ALLUSERS=""

if you want to install for just the current user or

msiexec /i NotesDesktopSearchConnector-x64.msi /qn ALLUSERS=1

if you want to install for all users (note the 1 should not be quoted).

To uninstall from the command line:

msiexec /x NotesDesktopSearchConnector-x64.msi /qn

Tip: Debugging Notes requests to the Domino server
When you need to diagnose a problem, sometimes its useful to set these two notes.ini settings:

Client_Clock=1
Debug_Console=1

after these are set, a console window will appear with information about each NRPC (Notes Remote Procedure Call) request made to the Domino server.  The window also displays information about the status of the request so it can give you information about why a request may be failing.  See Ask Professor Ini for more information.

Tip: Searching just your Lotus Notes data using Windows Search
If you want to search your Lotus Notes data using Windows Search, you can use "EZ Notes Search" (free trial available on http://www.notesconnectors.com/).  After you install the product and index your content, you can execute a search by simply clicking the Windows Start button and start typing your query.  Windows Search will immediately give you some search results:

Windows Search will show you content from Lotus Notes and your hard drive.  The heading for the Lotus Notes content leaves a little to be desired, so lets change it to something a little friendlier.

To do this, click the Start button and type: Searches

Then click on the "Searches" under Programs.  This will bring up a window with the list of Search Connectors that are installed on your PC.

Select the Lotus Notes one and then using the right mouse menu, click on Properties:

Now you can change the title to whatever you want.  When you are done, click OK.  The "Apply" button is always disabled for some reason.  For this example, I changed it to "Lotus Notes".

Next, select your modified Search Connector and using the right mouse menu, Use the Send to-> Desktop (create shortcut) option.  This will create a shortcut on your desktop.  When you double click on it, a Search window will pop up that will allow you to search only your Lotus Notes content:



Fix: Launching Lotus Notes from Search Results
Some customers have experienced problems when they attempt to launch IBM Lotus Notes from the search results page by double clicking on an item, they get an error message box instead.

Upon investigation, we have found that the user had previously installed Microsoft's "Windows Desktop Search: Add-In for Lotus Notes".  This add-in is known to cause problems with Lotus Notes versions 7.X and 8.X.  Users should uninstall it when using EZ Notes Search.

To uninstall on Windows XP open the Control Panel and then open "Add or Remove Programs".  Then find "Windows Desktop Search: Add-In for Lotus Notes" and click Remove.

To uninstall on Windows 7 open the Control Panel and then click on "Uninstall a program".  Find "Windows Desktop Search: Add-In for Lotus Notes" and click Uninstall.

EZ Notes Search will be demonstrated at the New England Lotus User Group
On April 12, 2011 we are the vendor/sponsor for the New England Lotus User Group meeting in Waltham, MA.  We will be demonstrating EZ Notes Search: Mail, Archives and Applications, our add-in which allows you to search your mail, archives, attachments and applications using Windows Search.  EZ Notes Search is supported on Microsoft Windows XP, and both 32 and 64 bit editions of Microsoft Windows 7.