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By Vuitanh ·
I have Exchange Server 5.5 running and I just found out that are large amoun of data in \exchsrvr\imcdata\in\archive and the file starts with Xjmw3XXXXX and the other is Ykng9XXXX. What are these files? My concern is that these could be files that generated by viruses. Any help or suggestion would help.

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by geshaw In reply to Archive folder exchsrvr f ...

You have diagnostic logging turned on.
If the Message Archival category is set to either Medium or Maximum, a text file copy of all incoming messages is saved to the \exchsrvr\IMCdata\in\archive directory. All outgoing messages are save to the \exchsrvr\IMCdata\out\archive directory.

These text files contain the message header and message contents. While this is useful for troubleshooting this can take up a tremendous amount of disk space.

Turn off logging (or at least set it to Minimum) on the Diagnostics Logging tab of the IMS property page.

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by Bill_H In reply to Archive folder exchsrvr f ...

This directory serves as the archive directory for the Internet Mail Service.

When you set the diagnostics logging level of the Message Archival category to Medium or Maximum, each message sent or received by the Internet Mail Service is moved to the Archive directory. Inbound messages are in Imcdata\In\Archive. The file names are scrambled, in similar fashion to the directories you might find in the "Temporary Internet Files" folder on your system.

If you're concerned about viruses, run them through a virus scanner like Norton AntiVirus, although any virus activity should have been trapped by your anti-virus background processes. (You *are* running an anti-virus program, aren't you?)

Refer to the topic "Microsoft Exchange Server Maintenance and Troubleshooting" in your Exchange documentation for specifics on limiting the amount of information logged.

Hope this helps...

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