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exchange VSI folder

By NatCat ·
To cut a long story short, I did an idiotic thing.
I deleted the files in .....exchange\mailroot\vsi 1\queue folder in an attempt to stop the myriad on antivirus messages on the machine.

But now I realise that I've gotten no mail for monday even though the date on the deleted files is today.

Is there anyway I can find those messages in exchange and rotue them or have I lost them forever ?

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by lcampbell In reply to exchange VSI folder

Have you checked the recycle bin on the server? Automatically sends deleted items from that folder to it (unless you held Shift while you deleted them)

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I did hit shift when I deleted but luckily I had a backup for that day.
To solve the problem I restored the files to a temporary folder, did a virus scan and deleted the 'infected' messages. Then restarted the smtp server in the exchange MMC Server Manager.

Apparently its not a good idea to scan the ......exchange\mailroot\vsi\ folder(s) because the software will always identify a virus in that folder although there is no threat.

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