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Exchange 5.5 and Public Folders

By rbarton ·
Because of a restore, I now have public folders that have duplicated, but I am now unable to delete them in any way. Can I remove the public folder DB to remove them? How?

It is a Exchange 5.5 box running on a NT 4 server. There are 2 servers in the site, so I would have to do this to both machines.

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by curlergirl In reply to Exchange 5.5 and Public F ...

How are you trying to delete the public folders? You can't delete public folders from the Exchange Admin program, so you have to use an Outlook client to delete them. If they are orphaned (i.e., the original home site no longer exists or they havelost their link to the site), maybe this KB article will help: Q152433 (search for the article number at www.microsoft.com/technet). Hope this helps!

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by rbarton In reply to Exchange 5.5 and Public F ...

Did not help. Can I delete the public information store and then use edbutil (I think it was that one) to reset the pointers?

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by curlergirl In reply to Exchange 5.5 and Public F ...

You can do this, but of course you will lose all of the information in the original folders. If that's not a concern, then you can delete the public information store by stopping the information store service, deleting the store and then restartingthe service. This creates a new, blank public info store. I don't think you need to use the edbutil at all in this case. Hope this helps!

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