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Exchange Explorer - PST Folder Structure

Post by jimmymc » Aug 06, 2012 3:07 pm

Hi All

First of all - big thanks to Veeam for letting us at this beta. Fantastic product with great potential. Exported mailbox data first time with no issues whatsoever (from .EDBs in a dirty shutdown state).

We have a problem with the folder structure of the exported PSTs, though:

If we right-click on a mailbox, and import it to a PST in its entirety, the folder structure of the resulting PST is this:

DisplayName
----Inbox
----Sent Items
----Deleted Items
--------DisplayName
------------Deleted Items
------------Inbox
------------Junk E-Mail
------------News Feed
------------Outbox
etc.

When we try to import the PST into a mailbox using PowerShell, rather than importing folders into their 'like-for-like' counterparts, they import exactly as it does above. i.e. there are now two 'In boxes', two 'Sent Items' etc.

Using the New-MailboxImportRequest command with the -SourceRootFolder option, and choosing 'DisplayName', it doesn't import anything.

Is Exchange Explorer creating/exporting the Mailboxes correctly? Is there a way to export the folder hierarchy, and have it match the source mailbox rather than at a sub-folder further down?

Let me know if I'm not explaining myself correctly.

Many thanks for any help..

Cheers, James

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Re: Exchange Explorer - PST Folder Structure

Post by Gostev » Aug 07, 2012 10:14 am

Thanks James, we are testing the same scenario with this PowerShell cmdlet.

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Re: Exchange Explorer - PST Folder Structure

Post by jimmymc » Aug 07, 2012 11:22 am

Hi Gostev

Apologies - just found out that this might be a false alarm.. we're doing some further testing ourselves. Not sure where the confusion initially was. Feel free to hold off on this one - I'll let you have further details as and when.

Cheers, James

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Re: Exchange Explorer - PST Folder Structure

Post by therealdj » Nov 04, 2013 5:19 pm

Hello,

Sorry to raise this again after so long, but im getting the same thing as the origional poster. When I export a PST I get a strange structure like the poster mentioned above....

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Did anyone ever get to the bottom of this??

Thanks

Dave J

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Re: Exchange Explorer - PST Folder Structure

Post by Gostev » Nov 05, 2013 2:14 pm

You don't have a folder view enabled in Outlook on the screenshot to the left, but you do on the right one.

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