Restoring a Deleted Outlook folder from Dumpster? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I see this issue a lot and want to confirm that folder restores from the dumpster are not possible.

    We have tons of shared mailboxes in out environment (Exc 2010 Sp2 RU5) and with shared MB's, multiple users have permissions.

    The mailbox is mapped and an additional mailbox or account in the users Outlook profile.  An user accidentally deletes a sub-folder on the shared mailbox.  Where does it actually go?

    I cannot ever see the folder in Deleted Items or Recover Deleted Items.  We do not do brick level backups of Exchange (only DB's).

    Is there a way to restore a folder in this scenario?


    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 3:30 PM


  • Alas no that is not possible, however you can

    1. Use the RDB method provided by MS and more about that here http://www.mikepfeiffer.net/2011/07/restoring-mailbox-data-from-a-recovery-database-in-exchange-2010-sp1/

    2. Or you can use a 3rd party tool like Lucid8's DigiScope http://www.lucid8.com/product/digiscope.asp which has the ability to open any offline Exchange Database so that you can Browse, Search, Export Mailboxes, Folders and Items to PST & MSG or in your particular case to Recover/Import/Migrate data directly from the Offline Exchange database to ANY Production Exchange server, even cross version i.e. 2003 --> 2007 --> 2010 --> 2013 etc.

    Troy Werelius
    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline EDB's and Live Exchange Servers or Import/Migrate direct from Offline EDB to Any Production Exchange Server, even cross version i.e. 2003 --> 2007 --> 2010 with Lucid8's DigiScope

    • Marked as answer by Zi Feng Friday, July 12, 2013 7:56 AM
    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 6:18 PM

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