Exchange 2003 – How to recover deleted public folders or items that are deleted from public folders

Accidentally I deleted the folder called office information in outlook, and it is an important folder to give user information about office in my organization.

After searching from google I found a tools to restore folder from public folder in exchange 2003.

The tools called PFDAVAdmin.exe, you can download it from here

And for the steps you can do the following step (based on Microsoft kb 924044)

For the step 1 : download the tools

Step 2: Recover a deleted public folder

  1. Move to the PFDAVAdmin folder, and then double-click the PFDAVAdmin.exe file.
  2. On the File menu, click Connect.

  3. In the Exchange server box, type the name of the Exchange server to which you want to connect.
  4. In the Global Catalog box, type the name of the global catalog server. To find out the global catalog do the nslookup like this

  5. If it is required, click to clear the Authenticate as currently logged-on user check box. Type an appropriate user name, password, and domain in the respective boxes.
  6. In the Connection area, click Public Folders, and then click OK.
  7. Expand Public Folders, and then click the parent folder of the deleted folder.
  8. Right-click the parent folder, and then click Show deleted subfolders. The deleted subfolder is shown in red.
  9. Right-click the subfolder, and then click Recover folder.
  10. Click OK to acknowledge the Recovery succeeded message. The recovered folder name appears as Folder_NameRecovered.
  11. Test access to the folder by using an e-mail client.
  12. In Exchange System Manager, right-click the recovered folder, and then rename the folder.

Step 3: Recover a deleted item

  1. In PFDAVAdmin, open the folder that contains the deleted item.
  2. Click the Items tab, and then click Deleted items.
  3. Right-click the item that you want to recover, and then click Recover items.
  4. Click OK to acknowledge the Recovering these items message.

Hope it help J

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