Monday, March 21, 2011

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.

Friday, March 18, 2011

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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Using to:, from: and cc: filters with EZ Notes Search

With EZ Notes Search you can quickly find a message to a particular person.  In the search box simply type to:Tom and it will find all messages to Tom.  Similarly from:Tom and cc:Tom work as well.  You can type a portion of their name, say To:Smi and Windows Search will match all messages with "Smi" in the To: field.  All the results will appear as you are typing the string so the more characters you type, the more the results will be refined.

There are other filters you can use as well: Advanced tips for searching in Windows.  EZ Notes Search V2 currently supports the following fields: System.ItemNameDisplay, System.ItemType, System.Author, System.Kind, System.Size, System.ItemFolderPathDisplayNarrow, System.DateModified, System.Message.FromName, System.Message.HasAttachments, System.IsAttachment, System.FileName, System.ItemPathDisplay, System.ParsingName, System.Calendar.Location, System.StartDate, System.EndDate, System.Message.DateReceived, System.Message.ToName, System.Message.ToAddress, System.Message.CcName, System.Message.CcAddress.

A few other examples:

startdate:today - find today's calendar items
startdate:tomorrow - find tomorrow's calendar items
startdate:12-15-2012 - find calendar items on a particular date

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Uninstalling EZ Notes Search

If you need to uinstall EZ Notes Search, you should follow the steps in the ReadMe_EZNotesWindowsSearchConnector_InstallGuide_v2.0 found in the Notes directory where EZ Notes Search is installed.  Here is a summary of the instructions:

1. Exit Lotus Notes
2. Stop the Windows Search Service:
a. On Windows 7, this is done by clicking the start button (to do a search) and typing: view local services
b. Under Control Panel section of the search results, you will see a tool named "View local services"
c. Select the tool
d. Find "Windows Search" in the list of services.
e. Select it
f. Using the right mouse button, select Stop
3. If you are uninstalling a V1.X version of the product use the Task Manager to end the EZNMON.exe application if it is running.  EZNMON.exe may request a login but just leave the prompt open until you have started to uinstall the program.
4. If you are uninstalling a V1.5 Beta or V2.0 version of the product select the Show Hidden Icons in the lower right corner.  Select the EZNConnector.exe.  Once the application is visible you must use the File menu and then the Exit menu item to close the application.  If you use the Close X icon, the the application will be hidden again.
5. Now use the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs to remove the EZ Notes Windows Search Connector application.

You should reboot your computer before attempting to install the full licensed version.