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How do you enable folder references for a database?

You have to do this programmatically and via the convert task.
Programmatically, you have to enable the folder references property on the database. E.g.
Dim session as NotesSession
Dim db As NotesDatabase
Set db = session.CurrentDatabase
db.FolderReferences = True

This enables Notes to track which folders documents are put into after you enable this flag. However, all the foldered documents before setting this flag will be missing their folder references. To determine which folders documents are in, you have to run this on the server console:

load convert -m <database>    
(R6 or R7)
load convert -e <database>    

Applies to Notes Versions: 5 6 6.5 7
Last Modified: September 14, 2006