How to find your Notes Installation and Notes Data directories

Locating the Notes Installation Directory

1. In order to find your Notes installation directory, right-click on the shortcut you use to open Lotus Notes and click Properties.

2. The location of your Notes installation directory will now be shown in the Properties window. 

In the below example, the path to the Notes installation directory is C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Lotus\Notes

Some other typical install locations are C:\Lotus\Notes\Data or C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Notes\Data.

Locating the Notes Data Directory

The Data directory (where the PDF Converter database is typically copied) is located within the Notes installation directory

In the previous example, the Data directory is located in C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Lotus\Notes\Data.


If you're using an ICAA or HCAA client, then the installation folders are usually located in: