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  • This may be a dumb question but I haven’t been able to find an answer on google. We are thinking about deploying Exchange 2010 (with sp1), with the new archiving feature I see that it will copy the archived items into a folder called personal archive. Will it also copy the folder structure of the original items? So for example if a user had a folder under their inbox called stuff when an email gets moved to the personal archive will it be in a folder called stuff or just in the main personal archive folder?

    • Changed type Mike Crowley Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:20 PM
    Friday, March 11, 2011 9:14 PM


  • Yes the folder structure will be automatically created if the messages are moved to the archive by a retention policy.

    From: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979795.aspx

    "Messages are moved to a folder in the archive mailbox that has the same name as the source folder in the primary mailbox. If a folder with the same name doesn't exist in the archive mailbox, it is created when the Managed Folder Assistant moves a message. Re-creating the same folder hierarchy in the archive mailbox allows users to find messages easily. "

    Tim Harrington | MVP: Exchange | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010, MCITP: Server 2008, MCTS: OCS | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington
    • Proposed as answer by Mike Crowley Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Thursday, March 24, 2011 1:11 AM
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 2:04 AM