Can an Exchange Server public folder or Exchange Server public folder data be recovered through Deleted Item Retention, or is there another way to recover Exchange Server public folder info other than a brick-level backup? Currently, I have Deleted Item Recovery set for seven days. Deleted Mailbox Recovery is set for 30 days. Does this only address the private store?
Deleted items can be recovered by the user who deleted them.
If recovery of a deleted Exchange public folder fails because of a permissions issue, you can use Microsoft's PFDAVAdmin utility. If Deleted Item Retention has been configured on the public store, you will see the deleted folders appear in red. Right click on the one you want to recover and choose the option to recover it.
Bharat, you are the best. Your advice helped me recover a very important item from an Exchange Server public folder; I didn't need to restore the entire public folder database looking for it. Thanks.
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This was first published in June 2006